Fortnite on Switch Cross-Progress Blocked for PS4 Players

Fortnite on Switch’s Cross-Play Comes with A Big Asterisk

One of this year’s worst kept secrets in gaming was unveiled during today’s E3 Nintendo Direct, that everyone’s favorite Battle Royale hit Fortnite would be coming to Switch! Unfortunately, the experience is already being soured for players who have already made progress or connected their account to a Playstation 4.


Fans who have connected their Epic/Fortnite account to their Playstation are unable to log into their accounts on the Nintendo Switch version of the game that launched today. This is problematic as these players are unable to bring their progress and content over to the new platform, as well as all of the purchases they made with real-world money.

Accounts connected exclusively to Xbox and PC are still able to migrate all of their stuff over to Switch.

Naturally, fans have taken to Twitter to express their dismay with the issue, and pretty much all of the furor is directed at Sony, who has notoriously been blocking cross-play for multiple titles including Fortnite itself with Xbox players, and Rocket League.

Let us know what you think of the kerfuffle in the comments below, and be sure to keep up with all of COGconnected’s E3 coverage and gameplay impressions including the first details for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and what to expect from the Pokemon Let’s Go games!