Crossplay is a tricky proposition for multiplayer gamers on console. Keeping your party of friends together no matter what system you’re using? That’s a great feature! But there are drawbacks. When it comes to online shooters, mouse and keyboard is always going to be better than a thumbstick in terms of accuracy. Crossplay with PC also unleashes the pandora’s box of cheaters more openly than any other system — a problem that plagues all major multiplayer shooters. Titanfall was pulled from sale on PC because of all the cheaters!
Fortnite: Chapter 3 has all the same problems, but thankfully you still have the option to disable crossplay. This feature gets removed, swapped, and re-added depending on your system, but I can confirm that console players on PS4 / PS5, Xbox One / Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch still have the option to disable crossplay. Here’s a quick guide to help you get this done and take some of the sweatiness out of your online games.
And don’t forget! On PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, you can still use mouse+keyboard for select games. Fortnite is one of them.
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How To Turn Off Crossplay On Console
Crossplay is the bane of console players. Crossplay means more cheating, more glitches, and more unfair competition — if you’re looking to play with other console players, you can disable Crossplay from the Settings Menu. Naturally, this works on PC too!
- Go to Settings [Press Start and Scroll Down]
- In Settings, go to the Account And Privacy Tab
- Scroll down to Gameplay Privacy to find “Allow Cross Platform Play“
- Set to “No“
Turning off Crossplay may cause some modes to have more limited player pools — that means longer wait times, lower match populations, and higher latency. But this is Fortnite. For any regular Battle Royale mode, you’ll find plenty of players.