The player pool just got a lot bigger.
Fornite cross-play is now mandatory on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and mobile thanks to the game’s 8.10 update.
While users on those platforms are required to first opt-in to cross-play, those who don’t will only be allowed to access Fortnite‘s Creative and Playgrounds modes. By forcing cross-play, developer Epic said it will be able to “unlock… optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day.”
PS4 and Xbox One will play against one another, while Switch and mobile platforms will be in another pool. Windows PC is obviously excluded from the mix due to keyboard and mouse usage.
The 8.10 update also includes The Baller, a gyroscope-style vehicle reminiscent of Hammond’s ball in Overwatch. Additionally, in-game vending machines no longer require farmed materials to provide loot and instead will drop one random item before disappearing.
Fortnite is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, iOS and Android devices.