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Fortnite - warning DO NOT play on PS4, or you can't play on Switch (and quick start guide if you're sheltered like me, and didn't know about this game before)

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Neodegenerate said:

The bolded part is wrong.  An account that has been logged into on PS4 will not work on the Switch.  Even if you made your account on PC or mobile and never actually played a game on the PS4 version and only logged in to get one of those two free skins they gave away to PS+ members.  Those skins being a major contributor to the anger here.  Sony literally incentivized people to log in on their platform.. now seemingly to deliberately block them from playing on two of the other four offered platforms... without saying a damn thing about the ramifications of it.

It is slimy, it is despicable, and it is costing Sony a bit of rep and cash right now.  As it should.

Yes, since they were the ones against cross-play, this blowing up in their face is only fair. My point was that EG is also to blame... But let's move on as that part has been discussed at length.

Personally what seems the most wrong from Sony is that (correct me if I'm wrong) they did not put a warning. A message just before you logged on Fortnite with the PS4, something that says: If you log on your PS4 with this game it will not work on other platforms, or something. Note that EG could have had that warning too since you must log on their account to play the game on their servers.



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I'm sleepy, time for a nappy!

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Chrizum said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

Ok, tell me how do you stick to facts when facts are UNKNOWN. We only know 1: Sony does not want cross play and 2: an account made on the PS4 will not work on Switch.

From there you smart pants automatically wrapped up the case, it's Sony's fault, Sony magically has access to the Switch and like a God has the power to block anything it wants to block there... And that's it, you didn't even consider that Sony doesn't have that kind of power. So yes without knowing all the details I SPECULATED, that's what I said, that's what I admitted to and you come up now acting as if speculating does not make sense and throwing wild accusations is the normal way to go?

A few of you are on a quest to do some hating and can't stand when people try to reason. If you have some kind of allergy to reason and logic deal with it and don't shove it up our throats.

And now on to the next one that doesn't get it cause one has to be insane to think people would eventually get it.

Impressively, you're the only one in this entire thread that still has no clue what the issue is. I'll do you a favor and spell it out for you, that way you won't have to speculate any longer.

It's not about cross-play.

It's not about on which service your account was created.

The issue is that any Fortnite account, even if it was created on PC or mobile, that logs in on a PS4 even once, is now unable to log in to Switch and Xbox forever, with no warning whatsoever. This means many gamers are effectively being locked out of their account.

I'm sure you can imagine the frustration you'd feel if this happened to you on a game you like to play often?

I totally got that clue a million years ago. The clue you don't seem to get no matter how many times this is said is that Sony cannot themselves block an account on Switch, when you log on Switch the thing that happens at that point CANNOT be physically done by Sony, it's either Nintendo but I don't think so based on the latest info or and this is much more likely EG that does the actual blocking. Not sure how you still don't get this but I'm done explaining it.



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I'm sleepy, time for a nappy!

CrazyGamer2017 said:
Neodegenerate said:

The bolded part is wrong.  An account that has been logged into on PS4 will not work on the Switch.  Even if you made your account on PC or mobile and never actually played a game on the PS4 version and only logged in to get one of those two free skins they gave away to PS+ members.  Those skins being a major contributor to the anger here.  Sony literally incentivized people to log in on their platform.. now seemingly to deliberately block them from playing on two of the other four offered platforms... without saying a damn thing about the ramifications of it.

It is slimy, it is despicable, and it is costing Sony a bit of rep and cash right now.  As it should.

Yes, since they were the ones against cross-play, this blowing up in their face is only fair. My point was that EG is also to blame... But let's move on as that part has been discussed at length.

Personally what seems the most wrong from Sony is that (correct me if I'm wrong) they did not put a warning. A message just before you logged on Fortnite with the PS4, something that says: If you log on your PS4 with this game it will not work on other platforms, or something. Note that EG could have had that warning too since you must log on their account to play the game on their servers.

The only warning you get is after you have linked your PS4 and then try to link your Xbox or Switch.  I think they neglected the warning because they knew they would lose people.



I have no desire to play this game on PS4. I don't own an xbox, but I did link my xbox live account. The recent news just makes me not want to ever link my PSN account.. But, there's a chance I already did. It's not helping me to actually want to give the game another shot either. There's other games, and consoles to play. Or, in my case, my PC, which I use for all multi-plats and xbox exclusives anyway.

I'd tried fornite in the past, even spending 60 dollars on it, but I don't see myself giving it another try anytime soon.

I have been curious to know what happens if you logged into switch first, and then PS4.



Burning Typhoon said:

I have no desire to play this game on PS4. I don't own an xbox, but I did link my xbox live account. The recent news just makes me not want to ever link my PSN account.. But, there's a chance I already did. It's not helping me to actually want to give the game another shot either. There's other games, and consoles to play. Or, in my case, my PC, which I use for all multi-plats and xbox exclusives anyway.

I'd tried fornite in the past, even spending 60 dollars on it, but I don't see myself giving it another try anytime soon.

I have been curious to know what happens if you logged into switch first, and then PS4.

You're blocked.



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SvennoJ said:
We had no problem playing on Switch as my kid used his PC account. I also don't let them spend any money on nonsense so it doesn't matter anyway. Yet the Switch did warn about a paywall coming in September when we were going through the lengthy process of making a child nintendo account and attempting to link the Epic account. Is it not staying free to play on Switch like on PS4 and PC?

No, you will have to pay a Nintendo Switch Online account in order to play Fortnite, as you need a XBL Gold account to do the same (ohmagad, Nintendo and Microsoft are so anti-consumer :P). That's a requirement in order to have cross-play with Xbox.

Does anyone can answer me on this ? When you link you're Fortnite account on Switch or XB, are you warn that you won't be able to play this account on PS ? If not, that proves that the fault of not being warned (because that is where the problem lies, whatever the causes that led to this policy on the Fortnite account) is entirely on EG for lack of transparency.




KLAMarine said:
Peh said:
https://youtu.be/3tHIEYsBxKg

Former Sony boss John Smedley is joining the cause. Goes against Sony.

A noble cause Mr. Smedley but stuff can change in three years. Hope Sony sees sense but I doubt it...

Well this was obvious from the start that it was about money lol.



The absence of evidence is NOT the evidence of absence...

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KLAMarine said:
twintail said:

This has been a known problem for months with the X1 and PS4 versions. So not only did EG accept the policy from Sony many months ago (like a year), but they have kept quiet about it too.

Yes, the X1 and PS4 versions. Sony policy with regards to the Switch version might not have been a topic of discussion prior to Switch porting efforts getting underway.

Im sorry? You expect anyone to actually believe that EG 'might not' have considered even in the face of it being the PS4/ X1 policy for the game in addition to Sony doing a full system wide lockout of crossplay btw the PS4 and both the X1 and Switch?

So EG are also incompetent on top of not warning Switch users (heck they didnt even warn X1 users)



twintail said:
KLAMarine said:

Yes, the X1 and PS4 versions. Sony policy with regards to the Switch version might not have been a topic of discussion prior to Switch porting efforts getting underway.

Im sorry? You expect anyone to actually believe that EG 'might not' have considered even in the face of it being the PS4/ X1 policy for the game in addition to Sony doing a full system wide lockout of crossplay btw the PS4 and both the X1 and Switch?

So EG are also incompetent on top of not warning Switch users (heck they didnt even warn X1 users)

I have not the slightest idea, I'm not familiar with how EG operates behind closed doors.

Maybe EG is incompetent like you suggest or maybe they are not contractually allowed to warn users of the restriction: if I were Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft, I wouldn't want users knowing they're about to potentially sabotage their EG account in some way by linking it to my network. I wouldn't warn the user either and EG could do little to influence the messaging I provide to the users of my network.

Of course this issue is only there to begin with because of Sony's policy which contrasts to Nintendo's and Microsoft's.



KLAMarine said:
twintail said:

Im sorry? You expect anyone to actually believe that EG 'might not' have considered even in the face of it being the PS4/ X1 policy for the game in addition to Sony doing a full system wide lockout of crossplay btw the PS4 and both the X1 and Switch?

So EG are also incompetent on top of not warning Switch users (heck they didnt even warn X1 users)

I have not the slightest idea, I'm not familiar with how EG operates behind closed doors.

Maybe EG is incompetent like you suggest or maybe they are not contractually allowed to warn users of the restriction: if I were Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft, I wouldn't want users knowing they're about to potentially sabotage their EG account in some way by linking it to my network. I wouldn't warn the user either and EG could do little to influence the messaging I provide to the users of my network.

Of course this issue is only there to begin with because of Sony's policy which contrasts to Nintendo's and Microsoft's.

and because EG were ultimately ok agreeing with it.