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 tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young

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The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
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Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.