Sony blocks Fortnite cross-play on Switch

It appears that players can sign up for a Fortnite account and if they have done that on a PS4 they reported not being able to use that same account on the Nintendo Switch. And less than 24 hours after it was released for the Nintendo Switch, another 2 million people downloaded it.

All purchases and progress are therefore locked to the PS4, and if you want to experience the game on another console like Switch, then you'll need to buy elements like the Battle Pass twice.

Fortnite is now on the Nintendo Switch as well, so players can start enjoying perks and more add-ons like these in the future. However, those who have played Fortnite on a PlayStation 4 have been getting the following error message when trying to log into their Epic Games accounts on the Switch: "This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch".

Whether this means that loot boxes or a similar mechanic will find their way into upcoming Switch titles is something we'll see, but Nintendo isn't certainly isn't averse to the idea.

Up until this point, Sony has been rather quiet about the whole situation.

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That's likely of little solace to PS4 players who want to take the game on the go with their Switch and who received no previous warning that playing on Sony's system would effectively hold their account hostage to that console for all time. Unfortunately, fans probably aren't going to be any happier after they hear what Sony has to say. Sure, at least some of the fragments can be put together, but true "play anywhere" capability still doesn't exist. Many expected that Fortnite would be announced for the Switch during E3, and just as some might've guessed, Nintendo announced that Epic Games' battle royale hit was available the second that it was announced. With more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we've built a huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles.

"We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the opportunity for Fortnite fans on PS4 to play with even more gamers on other platforms".

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