PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch vs PC: Which Fortnite Should You Play?
Let’s start off with the most dubious of the platforms you should be playing Fortnite on. Let’s get all the obvious positives out of the way. Fortnite on PS4 contains both the free Battle Royale PvP mode, as well as the paid early access Save the World PvE mode due to release for free later this year. This is the same across all but one platform, which we’ll specifically later.
In terms of your Fortnite experience on PS4, it’s fairly standard. It gets the updates at the same time, the general online experience is solid, and you’ve got cross-platform play with PC and mobile players. This is where the issues begin, however.
Due to Sony’s reluctancy to embrace cross-platform play, if you set up and link your Epic Games account to your PSN account on PS4, you can only progress your Battle Pass and account on your PS4. You can’t log in to that same account on Switch to grind out challenges on the go, you’re stuck purely to playing on that console, unless you create a new account. If you’ve got a PS4, Switch, and a PC, we wouldn’t recommend playing on PS4. You’d be better off linking your Epic Games account on Switch and PC and enjoy grinding challenges on either platform. Oh, and you cannot play with Xbox One or Nintendo Switch players either.
Until Sony addresses these cross-platform issues, it’s difficult to recommend playing Fortnite on the system if you’ve got other options. For those who don’t care about cross-platform play and progression, however, you won’t be missing out on anything by playing on PS4.