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https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/03/13/fortnite-nintendo-switch-cross-play-no-support-ps4-xbox/

"As of Tuesday, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players are pooled together into one matchmaking group, while Nintendo Switch players are grouped up with mobile players. The move was unexpected and quite honestly, unfair to those playing on the Switch. Mobile to mobile makes sense, but the Switch is a platform in its own right with controls not dissimilar to that of its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts.

 According to the official patch notes:

Battle Royale Crossplay Matchmaking

  • Combined Xbox One and PS4 pools.
    • This requires you to opt-in to cross-play.
    • Players opt-ing out are restricted to Creative Mode and Playgrounds.
  • Combined Mobile and Switch pools.
    • Before, Switch players were combined with Xbox One and PS4 cross-play parties.
    • We expect an on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players.
  • Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations. Please provide us with feedback on your experience!

Though the move has a positive spin on it, it still doesn't take away from the Switch slight. Though some have mentioned that they felt that console to PC pairings were unfair due to the difference in controls, the Switch to other platforms difference isn't enough to justify the alienation. Though it is important to remember that there is an FPS difference from 30FPS to 60FPS between Xbox, PlayStation, and the Switch, and player complaints about this exact difference have been plentiful."

https://youtu.be/mxqpMt-G_tQ

Can people re confirm it !  I don't have Switch nor Xbox One. So i dont know if this true or not.

Last edited by HollyGamer - on 13 March 2019

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I change your title a bit. Its a bit misleading to say the switch is "No Longer Cross-Play Compatible With PS4/Xbox One", since you can still jump into a friends game or team up with friends from those consoles. its just that you are now unable to be randomly matched with those console. They are now different pools. If you team up with a friend on PS4, you would now be playing in the PS4/Xbone pools.



     

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cycycychris said:
I change your title a bit. Its a bit misleading to say the switch is "No Longer Cross-Play Compatible With PS4/Xbox One", since you can still jump into a friends game or team up with friends from those consoles. its just that you are now unable to be randomly matched with those console. They are now different pools. If you team up with a friend on PS4, you would now be playing in the PS4/Xbone pools.

Which is all you needs really.  What does it matter where the randos come from?  The only time it matters is that you can play with friends.



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That positive spin would only count if this is optional. I mean great for Switch players and their ez wins but the matchmaking will suffer quite a bit for them.



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