Fortnite Is Adding Video Chat, Here’s How It Works


Epic’s popular battle royale game Fortnite keeps evolving with new updates and features, the latest of which is video chat, which is coming at any moment.

Fortnite will soon connect with the app Houseparty (which Epic acquired in 2019) to allow players to hang out and have a video chat while playing Fortnite.

Video chat is coming to Fortnite

At launch, which will be soon, voice chat will be available on PC, PS5, and PS4, and you will also need an Android or iOS device with the Houseparty app installed. Once you’ve done that, just connect your Houseparty account to your Epic Games account and it’s done.

Players who link these accounts will receive a special Rainbow Fog wrap; here’s what it looks like.

The Rainbow Fog wrap
The Rainbow Fog wrap

Here is a rundown of how Fortnite video chat works, with step-by-step instructions written by Epic:

  1. Open Houseparty on iOS or Android and Connect to Fortnite through Settings or the TV icon
  2. Join your friends like you normally would or invite them to join you
  3. Fire up Fortnite on a PC or PlayStation
  4. Continue talking to your friends while you play

Epic said it is concerned about safety, so the video chat will only crop to your face. The app will supply a Fortnite-themed background that wipes out everything but your face. Additionally, only people who are friends on Houseparty can connect to the chat, so you don’t have to worry about random people coming in to watch.

Regarding support for other platforms, including Xbox and Nintendo Switch, Epic said, “We will let everyone now if we’re able to support more platforms in the future.”

Go to Epic’s website to learn more about video chat in Fortnite.

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