Fortnite Teams Up With Houseparty for Video Chat Features

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Online gaming takes another big step.

Ever since the start of the pandemic earlier this year, it’s been hard to connect with friends due to the social distancing and stay home orders. Online games have been a perfect way to keep in touch and socialize while staying safe and thanks to the new collaboration between Fortnite and Houseparty, gaming together online just got that much better.

In a blog post this morning on the Epic Games website, the developer announced that Fortnite players can now connect their phones to their TVs for video chatting via the Houseparty app. Now players can see their entire party’s faces on-screen while they chase the elusive Victory Royale.

The set up for this new feature is simple enough as long as you have the Houseparty app on your phone and are playing Fortnite on the PC, PS4, or PS5. Unfortunately, players on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and mobile won’t be able to use this feature and there is currently no word on if it’s coming to those platforms. As the blog post says, “at the moment, it’s only available for PC and PlayStation (both PS4 and PS5). We will let everyone know if we’re able to support more platforms in the future.”

As an added bonus for everyone who links their Epic account to their Houseparty account, players will receive an in-game rainbow fog wrap cosmetic. For those playing on Xbox or mobile who are unable to link accounts, Epic is doing a giveaway from November 20 until November 26 for the rainbow fog wrap.

For more on Fortnite, make sure to check out our latest coverage on the newest teaser for the next character skin in the upcoming Nexus War event. To stay up to date on the potential Fortnite subscription plan, make sure to check out this article to learn all you need to know and stay right here on DualShockers.

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