Have you ever played the game called Fortnite with your friends from different platforms? Being able to opt out of cross play on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, and Android means you will be matching with some players, but all of the players you do the match with will be in the same place as you.
For instance, if you are playing on PS4, you will be going up against the other players on PS4. The thing is able to help to keep the experience more balanced, as maybe you feel PC players have an unfair benefit with higher frame rates, and so on.
Experiencing the game called Fortnite with the players from the other platforms is fun until something that you do not want happens. There might be a case when your friend or the one from another platform that plays with you is annoying or you think they get the advantage while you do not. For example, if you are playing the game on the Nintendo Switch, you are able to play at 30 FPS but they are in the same lobby as the players of PC so they are at an extreme disadvantage. In this case, you might want to disable cross-platform Fortnite.
Then, how to disable cross platform in Fortnite? If you are the users of Xbox One, you can navigate these followings: Settings > Account > Privacy & Online Safety > Xbox Live Privacy > View Details and Customize > Block Matchmaking Outside Xbox Live.
Aside from that, there is an alternate method that you can try. In order to turn off cross platform in Fortnite on select platform, you can just simply head into the menu of the game and toggle a specific setting. If you are on console, you are able to disable cross-platform by doing the following. The first thing that you have to do is to go to the game settings. It is while in the lobby. Then, scroll down to Allow cross platform parties” and turn it Off. After that, you will see a Limited Pool warning when you go to matchmake. The sentence means you will only be looking for the ones who have the same system as you.
It seems like disabling Fortnite cross-platform will lead to longer matchmaking times, as the game is no longer able to pull from all platforms to matchmake you. In case you are finding lobby loading times are taking too long, then you may want to turn cross-platform back on in the same settings menu.
The potential benefit of disabling cross-platform in Fortnite is avoiding players on PC, who could be at an advantage with frame rates surpassing more than 200 FPs, using a keyboard and mouse, and the other possible advantages. In addition, disabling cross-platform prevents you from ever seeing a PC player in-game, which could be worth it to you. Please reach out Microsoft Support or Epic Games if you have any questions.