According to the FAQ on Epic Games’ official website, Fortnite does not support cross-play. While players can share progression between their PC and PlayStation accounts, they can’t play against players on different platforms. Well, they’re not supposed to be able to do that.
Somehow, players are managing to play cross-platform, with anyone they want; something the game apparently, isn’t designed to do. A recent Reddit post all but confirms that the game can be played in co-op on Xbox One and PS4, no matter what Sony may have to say about cross-play with Xbox and Windows. This Twitch clip just adds more proof that cross-play is not only possible, but that people are already doing it.
As of yet, we’re unsure if this is a bug or a newly introduced (and hidden) feature. Perhaps it’s just the way Fortnite servers operate. This may explain the incredible concurrent player numbers for the new Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode. According to some reports, Windows and PS4 users have been playing with each other for a while, but this is the first time Xbox One owners have been reported to have joined the fun.
Despite Sony’s “valiant” efforts at preventing cross-play between their platform and PC and Xbox One, players seem to be able to play unimpeded. Until now, PC gamers were very limited in cross-platform play, completely at the mercy of other platform-holders who didn’t seem inclined to allow it. Things seem to be changing though, Rocket League and similar games now allow PC owners to join the fray along with console owners (Xbox One and PS4, in this case); although, full three-way cross-platform play is still unavailable.