Fortnite is finally getting cross-play over all formats as Sony relented and allowed a beta test of the functionality on PS4.
This means PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, Mac, Android, and iOS owners can all play the build-and-shoot-‘em-up with and against each other all around the world.
The U-turn by Sony was detailed over on the PlayStation Blog, with the company relenting in the most hilariously po-faced way possible. “Following a comprehensive evaluation process,” wrote John Kodera, SIE president and CEO, “SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.”
Fortnite will be the first game to support cross-play in this beta form, and if successful the ability to allow everyone to play together will be rolled out to other select tiles. It won’t be across the board, but it is a marked change for the previously-obstinate Sony.
Handily coming at pretty much the same time is Season 6 of Fortnite, with a host of new features, tweaks and other such faff that is sure to make fans happy/apoplectic with rage.
Corrupted areas have popped up on the map – along with Shadow Stones – 100 new rewards have been added, a couple of new costumes come with the Battle Pass, it’s all the stuff you’d expect from a new season update.
Pets have also been added to Fortnite, meaning you’ll always have a stubborn, stinky pal at your side if you have a dog anything like this particular writer does. There are dragons and lizards too, not just dogs.
As well as content updates, there are a few more standard tweaks to the formula –you can find everything over on the patch notes.