How to get into Fortnite’s private servers: You are so passionate about Fortnite, the Epic Games Battle Royale title, that you started watching numerous “lives” dedicated to this game on YouTube and Twitch: during one of them, you saw that a streamer invited users to play with him on a private server. So you tried to accept his invitation but you couldn’t figure out how to get in the game with others. It went like this, didn’t it? Then don’t worry: if you want, I can help you.
In today’s tutorial, in fact, I will explain how to get into Fortnite’s private servers providing you with all the information related to this functionality and, in case you are a streamer, also illustrating the procedure for providing a private server to your followers. Furthermore, I will not fail to reveal how Content Creators make money with the “Support a creator” program and many other details that could be useful in this regard.
What do you say? Are you ready to proceed? It seems to me so: I see you very motivated in wanting to enter that server and play with other users. Don’t worry, I can assure you that the quick instructions below will allow you to reach your goal in a flash. Then they are valid for all platforms for which the game is available. Having said that, I have nothing else to do, except to wish you happy reading and have fun!
Before going into detail about the procedure on how to get into Fortnite’s private servers, I think you might be interested to know more about how this feature titled Epic Games Battle Royale is managed.
Fortnite’s private servers are nothing more than “private rooms” designed to allow streamers and youtubers with a fair number of followers to organize games with some of these, often those deemed most “worthy”. For example, on YouTube, streamers often decide to play along with those who have subscribed to the channel. In this way, those who paid get the benefit of being able to play with their idol.
The Fortnite developers therefore designed the private servers to try to involve fans more and to make the public interact with the Content Creators. The Battle Royale title of Epic Games owes part of its success to the streamers and the “word of mouth” derived from these platforms, so the developers have understood that it is good to support these realities.
Do you think Epic Games has also created a program, called Support a creator, which allows youtubers and streamers to have a unique code that fans can enter in the Fortnite Shop to support the Content Creator and earn them a small percentage on each purchase made. In particular, there is talk of $ 5 earned every 10,000 V-Buck spent by users who entered the code.
As a reward, those who have decided to support the Content Creator can receive special in-game items. However, this initiative is activated only in certain promotional periods chosen by Epic Games. I therefore invite you to take this information for indicative purposes only.
How to enter Fortnite’s private servers
If you want to enter a private Fortnite server, you must necessarily have the unique code linked to your favorite Content Creator. If you don’t have this code available, try to ask in chat what you can do to get it (in case the streamer is live). The procedure for joining a private server is identical for all platforms.
Once you get the code, just start the mode Battle Royale of Fortnite, go to the screen Mode selection (for example, by pressing the key square controller on PS4) and select the same modality chosen by the streamer (e.g. Single, Couples, Teams, etc). At this point, press on the item Custom options (e.g. you can press the button L2 on PS4) and type in the unique code linked to your favorite youtuber / streamer.
Great, now you have successfully entered the private server of the Content Creator and you can play with other users. In case there are problems with the connection to the server, try to check from Settings of the game if the Matchmaking region matches the one set by the streamer.
To do this, if for example you use one PlayStation 4, press the button Options controller, select the item Settings from the menu that opens and uses the directional arrows to change the field Matchmaking region. Once finished, remember to press the button triangle the controller, to apply the changes.
For more details on the entire procedure, I recommend you consult my guide on how to switch servers on Fortnite.
How to have your own Fortnite server
How do you say? You are a youtuber / streamer with a fair number of followers and you would also like a Fortnite private server? No problem, I’ll explain how to do it right away!
Before proceeding, I consider it useful to make a few brief introductions. First of all, the functionality of private servers is accessible only for streamers and youtubers who have a good following of audiences. In fact, the only method to obtain a private server is to apply to access the program Support a creator and hope that Epic Games will select its profile.
The “Support a creator” program has requirements: you must have at least one 1,000 followers on a primary social platform, subscribe to theAffiliate agreement, stick to Code of Conduct for Creators and be able to receive i payments according to one of the supported methods.
Furthermore, in some periods, Epic Games may decide to accept fewer requests based on the number of streamers and youtubers participating in the initiative, as stated in the Official program FAQ.
If you believe you have the right requirements to join the “Support a creator” program (which, remember, provides you with access to a unique code that your fans will be able to use in the Fortnite Shop to support you), you must connect to the Epic Games official site and press the blue button ASK NOW.
After that, you will need to log into your Fortnite account by typing email address is password and pressing the button LOGIN (or by selecting one of the icons of other services, such as those of PlayStation is Xbox).
Next, tick the box I am at least 18 years old (if you are a minor, you will need to ask your parents or someone else to proceed in your place) and complete the fields Channel (supported social media are YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, VK, Mixer, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok), Telephone number, Tongue, Region is City.
Now, all you have to do is tick the boxes One of my channels meets the minimum requirement of 1000 followers, I understand that two-factor authentication will be enabled (for more details, I recommend you take a look at my guide on how to enable 2FA on Fortnite) I have read and accepted: Affiliate agreement is I have read and accepted: Code of Conduct and press the blue button SEND.
At this point, you will have to be a little patient and wait for Epic Games to consider your request. This phase may take several weeks, as the company team must verify the information you have provided. If you are considered eligible, Epic Games will send you one e-mail which will allow you to get the unique code which I described earlier.
Once you enter the “Support a creator” program, you won’t have to do anything. In fact, as confirmed by Epic Games in a message sent to youtuber Jack Troung (video in English), the company’s intentions are to provide access to private servers to all youtubers and streamers that have been found suitable for the Support a creator program. This means that Epic Games will contact you through e-mail as soon as possible to confirm youactivation of the private server.
To use Fortnite’s private server, you will only need to start the mode Battle Royale of Fortnite and go to the menu, to select the type of game (for example, by pressing the button square controller up PS4). Next, you will need to select the item Custom options located at the bottom right and type in the secret code” which will also allow your fans to join the game.
When your followers have connected, you will be able to start the game just like you usually do. If users complain about problems with the connection to the server, remember to inform them about Matchmaking region that you have selected, given that the latter option can create inconveniences in this regard.
For more details, I invite you to consult my guide on how to make private servers on Fortnite.