How to Play Fortnite Without Xbox Live Gold

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When Fortnite Battle Royale continues to take over the world with its iconic locales and goofy characters, emotes and cosmetics, just about everyone is trying to find a way that they are able to play the game for themselves.

With Fortnite Battle Royale being an online multiplayer game, if you are playing on PS4 or Xbox One, you are going to need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription to play. These subscriptions are not the cheapest. Therefore, many people may be wondering if there is a way to play Fortnite without having an Xbox Live gold subscription.


Technically, there is not a way you are able to play Fortnite without any Xbox Live Gold subscription. However, there is a way to get access to a subscription without paying for it yourself. If you have already got a friend or family member who is willing to give you their account information (email address and password) or just sign in on your Xbox One, so you are able to share their Xbox Live Gold subscription with you if they set your Xbox One as their ‘home Xbox.’ To do that, you have to press the Xbox button. After that, you are able to head to System, Settings, Personalization, and then My Home Xbox. Please choose the ‘Make this my home Xbox’ to confirm this.

Before you tell your friend or family member to do that, you should probably fill them in on what doing this on your Xbox allows you to do, and what other accounts on their Xbox One will no longer be able to do. Setting a console as your home Xbox lets you share the games, DLC, and your Xbox Live Gold subscription with anyone else who signs in on your console. As such, you are going to have access to all of their games they have already purchased digitally, but no other accounts on their Xbox One will be able to.

You are able to change your home Xbox settings up to five times during any one-year period, so you have to keep this in mind if you are planning on switching it back and forth multiple times. Outside of using this home Xbox way, there is no way you are able to play Fortnite without an Xbox Live Gold subscription. In order to play the game, you have to purchase the service. For your information, the service can be purchased from outlets such as Amazon, CDKeys, or via the official channels of Microsoft. Usually, there are sales on the offer discounted packages, so please keep your eyes open if you wish to hold out for the sharper price. You will be able to buy either a 14 day trial, 3, 6, or 12 month package.

The Xbox Live Gold is known as the premium paid service which needs you to either sign up to the subscription or purchase Xbox Live Gold Gift Cards. With Gold, you are going to get all of the benefits of the Silver with the added bonuses of playing online with other people. Besides, you are going to get the extra benefits.

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