How To Disable Crossplay In Fortnite?

Here are the steps to turn off cross-play in Fortnite on Steam, Xbox, and PS gaming consoles.

A console Fortnite player’s biggest nightmare can be getting matched up against some skillful PC players. The cross-platform lobby is a simple way for gamers to play with their friends with PC and console. Though it surely adds more fun to the game, many console players have a hard time against PC players. So, in this guide, we will show you how to disable cross-play in Fortnite.

PC gamers generally have an advantage over console players. It’s easier for them to aim, shoot and move around in the game. But for console gamers, things are difficult and you might have experienced it too. Let’s see how you can turn off cross-platform play.

How to Turn Off Cross Platform Matches in Fortnite?


Here is a common method to disable cross-play in Fortnite on any gaming machine (not PC):

  1. Launch Fortnite on your Steam/PS/Xbox console.
  2. Open settings from the home screen.
  3. Switch to the ‘Account and Privacy’ tab on the top. Its icon looks like a person.
  4. Scroll down till you see the ‘Gameplay Privacy’ section.
  5. Select ‘No’ for ‘Allow Cross Platform Play’.

This will disable cross-play in Fortnite on any gaming machine that you use. Once done with these steps, you will not see any PC gamers in your lobby. But, there is a catch to turning off crossplay.

Cross Platform Gaming in Fortnite – Is it Fine to Disable Cross-Play?

Even though it’s not entirely fair for console players to match up against PC players, there are certain disadvantages of turning off cross-platform play in Fortnite. It makes it difficult for lobbies to fill up faster. Thus, you must wait for a longer time till different console players join your lobby. The primary reason for it is the increasing number of PC players. Also, Epic Games seems not so likely to add bots to a lobby. So keep this one disadvantage in mind before opting for a single-platform match.

This is everything that you need to know about cross-play in Fortnite. If you are not bothered by the amount of time you need to wait, disable cross-platform matchmaking and you will not have to face any PC players. This may make things fairer for Steam, PS, and Xbox players, right?

Now, why don’t you try hiding your name in Fortnite from other players? It can be fun if you ask me.