Sony Is Blocking Fortnite Cross-Play and Cross-Progression Between the PS4 and Nintendo Switch - Dexerto
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Sony Is Blocking Fortnite Cross-Play and Cross-Progression Between the PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Published: 12/Jun/2018 21:23 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Fortnite community was given a spark of excitement on June 12th as developer Epic Games announced that the popular Battle Royale title would be available on the Nintendo Switch effective immediately.

Falling in line with Fortnite’s cross-play integration, players on the Switch can play with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS users and even progress their accounts across those platforms.

However, it appears that this announcement has not wavered Sony in their hard-line position against supporting cross-play with other consoles as they have blocked PS4 Fortnite players from playing with those on the Switch.

Furthermore, those who have an Epic Games account that is already linked to a PSN cannot login with that account on their Switch and thus would have to make a brand new account to play.

This effectively means that players on the Switch will not have access to any of the progress or cosmetic items they may have collected in their existing accounts if they had already used the account on the PS4.

Although theoretically one could unlink their PSN to free up their Epic account for the Switch, many players have reported this to also be a dead end as they were denied in their attempt to do so.

Unfortunately this is neither new nor unexpected from Sony, as their position against cross-platform play with other consoles has been well noted.

Earlier in 2018, executives from both Xbox and Epic Games expressed their desire to establish cross-play between the Xbox One and PS4 consoles, but Sony has continued to remain mum on the subject. 

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.