Fortnite

FAQ

Battle Royale

Where can I download Battle Royale?

You can download in the following places:

Do I need Xbox Live Gold to play Fortnite Battle Royale?

Yes. You do need Xbox Live Gold in order to play Fortnite Battle Royale on Xbox.

Do I need PlayStation Plus to play Fortnite Battle Royale?

No. You do not need PS Plus in order to play Fortnite Battle Royale on PlayStation.

How do you handle teamers in solo play?

We’ve built a system to automatically ban teamers in solo play.

If you ever encounter a player teaming be sure to also report them using the in-game feature. To find this you need to navigate to the settings menu and then click the “Feedback” button. You will then be given an option to report a player.

How are you handling cheaters (aimbots, overlays, etc)?

We take cheating very seriously on both a legal and game development front. We don’t want to tip our hand by talking in-depth about how we combat cheating.

Cheaters are permanently banned across all Epic products.

I would like to report a player, where can I do so?

Please send all player reports to our Player Support team.

You can use the in-game feedback tool located in the Main Menu. There is also an option to report a player in-game when spectating them.

I’m having a technical game issue, what should I do?

Check out the Technical Issues forums section here. If you are experiencing issues with the Epic Games Launcher, check out the articles here.

Will you add a first-person option?

No. We’re not planning to add a first-person option. We don’t feel it fits with the design style of Fortnite. We may revisit in the future.

I want to drive around. Where are the vehicles?

Right now we do not have any immediate plans to add vehicles. We’ve done some very early prototypes internally, but have concerns with how they’ll affect the flow of Battle Royale. We’ll let you know our plans when we have a better understanding of their impact.

Will you add more maps?

Yes, but not right away. We’ll also be looking into improving our current map, including adding more points of interest. The latest point of interest is Lucky Landing.

What is the Battle Pass?

The Battle Pass rewards players with cosmetic items by playing the game and completing daily challenges. As soon as you buy the Battle Pass, you’ll instantly unlock a batch of great in-game rewards.  The more you play, the more rewards you unlock. Level up even faster by knocking out those daily challenges.

Need more info? Head here.

Will I keep everything I earned with Battle Pass after it expires?

Yes, you will! Every item earned through the Battle Pass will remain in your inventory permanently.

When does Battle Pass Season 3 end?

Battle Pass Season 3 began Feb. 21 and ends on April 30. Future Seasons will be announced at a later time.

Will there be custom matchmaking?

Yes! We are currently testing private matches internally and plan to release this feature to everyone in the near future.

When will a Public Test Realm begin?

Currently, Limited Time Modes have become our testing grounds for implementing new features.

Why did Epic make only Battle Royale free? When will the whole game be free?

We still have a lot of features to add before the PvE campaign is complete. We will launch the Save the World PvE campaign for free in 2018.

Will my progress in Fortnite PvE campaign transfer over into Battle Royale?

For now, PvE and PvP are not connected and we don’t know if Battle Royale will eventually connect to the Fortnite campaign. We are considering cosmetic connections between PvE and PvP and compendium-like content, but we’re still figuring it out. Let us know what you think would be cool.

V-bucks and profile banners are shared between PVE and PVP game modes.

Will Fortnite Battle Royale be pay-to-win?

No. We will not sell items that give a competitive advantage.

Mobile

How can I play Fortnite on my iOS device?

Head here to download + play now.

Fortnite on mobile works with:
iPhone SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X; iPad Mini 4, Air 2, 2017, Pro.

Where can I find more information about Fortnite on mobile?

You can read more at www.fortnite.com/mobile.

Is Fortnite on mobile coming to Android?

Yes. Android will be supported in the next few months.

What iOS devices are compatible with Fortnite on mobile?

To play, you’ll need an internet connection and iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices or later.

Will mobile players be forced to play with other platforms?

No. By default, mobile players are matched against mobile players only. When a mobile player joins a squad with friends on other platforms, then that squad is matchmade against a multiplatform population. Thus, cross platform play is opt in.

Will Bluetooth controllers work?

Not initially. Bluetooth controller support is coming later.

Is Save the World coming to mobile?

No. Save the World uses way more memory and CPU resources than Battle Royale and would be very difficult to bring to mobile devices.

Will there be voice chat?

Not initially. Later, we plan to support voice chat.
 

Do you support jailbroken devices?

No, we do not support jailbroken devices.

Save the World

How do I obtain my Founder’s Pack rewards?

For instructions on how to receive your Founder’s Pack rewards, please head here.

I’m having some trouble with my Founder’s Pack purchase. What do I do?

Please email our Support team at fortnitehelp.epicgames.com for assistance regarding PC Founder’s Pack purchases. For Founder’s Packs purchased on PS4 or Xbox One, please reach out to the support team of your specific platform.

How long will Founder’s Packs be available?

A date hasn’t been announced for when the current versions of Founder’s Packs will be retired. If anything is to be changed, we promise to give a heads up.

When will Save the World be free-to-play?

Save the World will be free-to-play at some point in 2018.

Which platform(s) can I play Fortnite on?

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, PC and Mac.

Where can I learn more about Fortnite?

You can check out our news page here!

If I purchase a Founder's Pack on your website, can I play on PlayStation 4?

In order to gain access on PlayStation 4, players must link their Epic + PlayStation Network accounts. Link your accounts here.

Important: If you have progress or skins unlocked on your PlayStation Network account and later attempt to link it with a new PC account, your PlayStation Network account will be overwritten. To keep your progress, you need to follow the steps listed here.

Can I play Fortnite on PC with a controller?

Yes! We support controller compatibility on PC.

Is an Xbox Live Gold membership required to play Fortnite?

Yes, an Xbox Live Gold membership is required to play Fortnite.

When will I be able to send my Friend Invites?

Friend Invites will be available to be sent in-game after you complete the 2nd quest, “Loot Llama”.  

Our recommended PC specs for Fortnite Early Access are below. As we go through Early Access, these minimum requirements will change to include more hardware options. If your system does not meet these requirements, be sure to check back as we improve our optimization.

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
  • 2 GByte VRAM
  • Core i5 2.8 Ghz
  • 8 GByte RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit +  Mac OSX Sierra (10.13.3+)

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Intel HD 4000
  • Core i3 2.4 Ghz
  • 4 GByte RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit + Mac OSX Sierra (10.12.6+)
  • Mac computers must support Metal API. Check if your Mac supports Metal here.

Can you share V-Bucks between Save the World and Battle Royale?

Yes, you can! Any V-Bucks earned/bought in Save the World or Battle Royale can be spent in the other game modes.

When can I start earning V-bucks in Save the World, and how?

You can start earning V-bucks in Save the World right now!  You can do this by completing Stormshields by yourself or with a friend, and by successfully completing Daily Missions.

General Cross-Platform Functionality

I’m on PC, when do I play against cross-platform players?

Mobile, PS4, or Xbox players who are in a cross-platform party may appear as enemies in your match.

“Fill” parties are same platform as you.

You will only play against PC players if you are playing Solo on PC.

What if I don’t want to cross-platform play?

Mobile, PS4, and Xbox players will only matchmake with cross-platform players if they are in a cross-platform party.

For Xbox players only: You can block your PC or Mobile friends from joining your party by disabling cross-play in the Settings menu.

Why is ‘Fill’ disabled when i’m in a cross-platform party?

This is done in order to not pull PC-players into your cross-platform party who do not want a cross-platform party.

Are stats shared across platforms?

No, stats and leaderboards are per platform.

PS4 Cross-Platform Functionality

If I play Fortnite Battle Royale on PS4, can I squad up with friends on PC, Mac, and Mobile?

Yes, as long as you’ve linked your PlayStation Network account to your Epic Games account, you can crossplay with PC, Mac, and Mobile players.

If I play Fortnite Battle Royale on PS4, do I still have access to all my items and will my progress count across PC, Mac, and Mobile?

Yes. As long as you’ve linked your PlayStation Network account to your Epic Games account, all purchased content is present and all progress is recorded across PS4, PC, Mac, and Mobile.

I’m on PlayStation 4 - How do I squad-up with a friend on PC, Mac or iOS?

  • Link your PlayStation Network account to an Epic Games account.
  • Download the Epic Games Launcher on PC or Mac, or if you have an invite, download the game on iOS.
  • Add your friend from within the Epic Games Launcher, the game on PC or Mac, or the game on iOS.
  • When you return to the game on PS4, set your Fortnite in-game “Game Privacy” setting to either “Public” or “Friends.”
  • Select Duos or Squad mode.
  • Tell your friend to join your party.

I’m on mobile, PC or Mac - How do I party up with a friend on PlayStation 4?

  • You will have to become friends on PC or mobile first.
  • The PlayStation 4 player then needs to be in a non-solo queue and have the game privacy setting set to either “public” or “friends”.
  • This will allow you to join your PlayStation 4 friend’s lobby to squad up.

Xbox One Cross-Platform Functionality

If I play Fortnite Battle Royale on Xbox One, can I squad up with friends on PC, Mac, and Mobile?

Yes, as long as you’ve linked your Xbox One account to your Epic Games account, you can crossplay with PC, Mac, and Mobile players.  

If I play Fortnite Battle Royale on Xbox One, do I still have access to all my items and will my progress count across PC, Mac, and Mobile?

Yes. As long as you’ve linked your Xbox One account to your Epic Games account, all purchased content is present and all progress is recorded across Xbox, PC, Mac, and Mobile.

If I buy a Fortnite Founder’s Pack on Xbox One, can I play Save the World on PC/Mac? Are my items and progression cross-platform?

Yes. As long as you’ve linked your Xbox One account to your Epic Games account, all purchased content is present and all progress is recorded across Xbox, PC, Mac, and Mobile.

I already bought a Fortnite Founder’s Pack or redeemed a friend code on PC. Why can’t I play Save the World on Xbox One?

Starting in the next couple of weeks, you will be able to play Save the World on Xbox One if you purchased it on PC or Mac.

In the meantime, please do not repurchase.

I’m on Xbox One - How do I squad-up with a friend on PC, Mac or iOS?

  • Link your Xbox Live account to an Epic Games account.
  • Download the Epic Games launcher on PC or Mac, or if you have an invite, download the game on iOS.
  • Add your friend from within the Epic Games Launcher, the game on PC or Mac, or the game on iOS.
  • When you return to the game on Xbox One, set your Fortnite in-game “Game Privacy” setting to either “Public” or “Friends.”
  • Select Duos or Squad mode.
  • Tell your friend to join your party.

I’m on mobile, PC or Mac - How do I party up with a friend on Xbox Live?

  • You will have to become friends on PC or mobile first.
  • The Xbox One player then needs to be in a non-solo queue and have the game privacy setting set to either “public” or “friends”.
  • This will allow you to join your Xbox One friend’s lobby to squad up.

When does the cross-play notification appear on Xbox One?

      NOTE: This notification only appears on Xbox One.

  1. The notification only appears when you load into Save the World for the first time or a PC or Mobile friend has joined your party.
  2. After it appears the first time, you can change this in the Settings > Game menu.

Community

Can players in Early Access stream Fortnite or post other Fortnite content online?

Players have free access to stream and/or post content. GLHF!

Great! So where can I post this content I create so the team will see it?

Feel free to post any Fortnite content you make on our Official Forums, or by sending it to us via Twitter, Facebook, or any of our other social channels!

Where can I submit feedback and/or bugs about the game?

The best way to submit feedback is via the feedback tool in-game. Using the in-game feedback tool enables it to get sorted and processed more quickly.
You can also submit a ticket to player support, post feedback, bug reports, or any general Fortnite discussion on our Official Forums.

I play on console, how can I post on the Official Forums?

To post on the Official Forums as a console player, please make sure to link your Epic + Xbox or PS4 accounts here. Once your accounts are linked, you will have full access to the Official Forums.

Billing

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major payment methods, including but not limited to Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Yandex.Money, QIWI and more.

If I purchase a lower-tier Founder’s Pack, can I upgrade to a higher tier later?

Yes, Founder’s Pack upgrades will be available at an adjusted price for players who have already purchased a lower tier. Upgrade options will only be available through the in-game store.

What if I have problems purchasing V-bucks?

Please email our Support team at fortnitehelp.epicgames.com for assistance regarding purchases.

Are my V-bucks bound to the platform I purchase them on?

Purchased V-Bucks are shared between Xbox One, PC, and Mobile. If you have linked your account with your Epic ID, any content you buy with V-Bucks will be available on any linked Fortnite accounts (including PS4).

You can link your Epic account here

Player and Technical Support

I see an error when I attempt to install the Epic Games launcher. It says “the installation package is not supported by this processor type”.

A 64-bit OS is required to install the Epic Games launcher and to run Fortnite.

I’m having trouble installing the game. What should I do?

Please contact our Support team by emailing them at fortnitehelp.epicgames.com for assistance.

I’m stuck in the game and need support ASAP! Where can I receive help?

If you’re experiencing issues with the game and need technical support, reach out to us at fortnitehelp.epicgames.com and we’ll make sure to get you back into the action.