How to play Fortnite PS4: Have you got a PS4 and many games to finish and play online, but all your friends are talking about nothing but Fortnite: a colorful free game, full of weapons, crazy dances, skins, picks and expert players. Seeing your friends play it and hearing their discussions about it convinced you to try Fortnite on your PlayStation 4. Before proceeding, however, being completely “fasting” on this world, you would like to inform yourself a little and understand how to play Fortnite on PS4.
Things are this way, am I right? Then know that you’ve come to the right place at the right time! In this guide, in fact, I will explain how to download, install and play brilliantly in Fortnite on PS4 from your first games. Thanks to the advice and information I will give you, you will find out what you need to play this famous game on your PlayStation and you will know how to move to improve game after game.
So what do you think of learning in a short time to play on PS4 in Fortnite? If you also believe that you don’t have to envy your friends who already play it, all you have to do is spend a few minutes of your time reading this tutorial. The results are guaranteed. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except to wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!
I’ll start right away by clarifying what you need to play Fortnite on PS4. You can breathe a sigh of relief, because for this incredibly successful game you will only need your console (with its controller, of course!) And a high-speed Internet connection.
Internet connection is a fundamental requirement, because Fortnite is an online multiplayer title and is available exclusively in digital format, to be downloaded from PlayStation Store. I remind you that you can check if yours is a high speed connection doing a speed test. There are no official requirements to be met, but to play Fortnite decently you must have one good ADSL with low ping (therefore latency) times.
Once you know the speed of your connection, then you will have to provide, if you have not already done so, with the creating a PSN account.
There is other good news regarding the PS4 version of Fortnite: one is that you don’t need to create an Epic Games account (although it will be useful to synchronize the game progress with other platforms), the other is that the PlayStation Plus subscription it’s not mandatory. Yes you read that right! It’s possible play Fortnite PS4 without plus, as access to multiplayer is managed by Epic Games’ servers and not by those of Sony.
Finally, I point out that the purchase of digital content related to Fortnite is not even mandatory but it is only a question of whether or not you want to add objects and extras to the game faster. If, on the contrary, you have already made the purchase of one of these contents, mistakenly believing that it was the complete game, I would like to point out that there is a way to get them refunded, proceeding as I have described in this guide.
How to play Fortnite on PS4
Once clarified the requirements necessary to download, install and access Fortnite, I just have to explain the mechanisms behind this famous online game, so that you can get into the game immediately, improve and play Fortnite on PS4 to challenge your friends and all the other players participating in the battle!
How to download Fortnite on PS4
The necessary steps a download and install Fortnite on PS4 they are few and simple. As I already told you, by having a PSN account, you will also automatically have access to the PlayStation Store, identifiable in the blue envelope icon with the symbols of the PlayStation buttons in the main menu of the console.
Once in the PlayStation Store, move up on the button Search for and press the button X of the controller on it. Now write the name “Fortnite” in the search field, in order to view the card Fortnite Battle Royale, and press the button X the controller on the button Download displayed on the screen, to start downloading the title.
You will probably receive an email from Sony that will thank you for thepurchase performed. Don’t worry: in reality you have not purchased absolutely anything, it is only a predefined message that does not take into account the price (in this case, 0 euro) of the content taken from the PlayStation Store. If you want more information on the Fortnite download procedure, if any passage is not clear to you, read mine article dedicated to the topic.
How the Battle Pass works
I bet that since you’ve heard of Fortnite, you’ve heard of a certain name Battle Pass. But what is it about? What exactly is it for? Nothing complex, don’t worry.
The Battle Pass can be considered in all respects a permit, a pass, which allows access to all Premium content of Fortnite. It is therefore a very important element to fully appreciate the game experience in Fortnite, since thanks to it you can access the full version of the game.
By “full version” I am referring to the possibility of gaining access to game challenges, equipment is exclusive skins. Moreover, thanks to the pass, it is possible to unlock rewards and rewards otherwise not obtainable. In fact, based on the levels unlocked, the rewards go up, you can also earn V-Buck extra (V-Buck is the virtual currency of Fortnite), always useful for the purchase of other material in play.
There are multiple Battle Passes, this is because each has a periodic duration of one season: roughly one season lasts 70 daysthen a new Battle Pass is released at the end of this period with new challenges and content.
You can buy a Battle Pass directly in the game or from the PlayStation Store: I recommend you consult my guide on how to shoot on Fortnite PS4 for important information on how to shop in-game, including the pass I just told you about.
Play Fortnite Battle Royale
I am now in the heart of the Fortnite game by talking to you about Battle Royale mode (or, in Italian, Battle royal): this is the mode that made Fortnite so famous, the one in which they compete simultaneously and in the same game map up to 100 players.
At the start of the game, Battle Royale was transported by a flying bus to parachute onto the battlefield, along with all the other players.
The goal of this mode is not to do the most kills, but to resist to stay last I respect all the other players. It is a very difficult challenge that requires a constant search for weapons, equipment, power ups and solid shelters, in order to survive the adversities of the game.
In short, to survive it is essential to develop a good defense strategy: very often the direct attack on the enemy will not be the best solution! If you want to know more, check out my tutorial on how to win Fortnite on PS4.
Playing Fortnite Save the world
The other most played mode of Fornite is called Save the world. By choosing this mode you play one game for one maximum of four people: a big difference from the Battle Royale 100!
“Save the world” is set in a game world where there are now few survivors and are called to fight hordes of aliens. The goal becomes that of save humanity left on Earth and send it back where the aliens came from.
Fortnite’s “save the world” mode is also called PvE campaign, to underline its nature as a cooperative and non-competitive game. In fact, the players collaborate by building structures and shooting aliens. At the time of writing, this mode is paid and costs 39.99 euros. Not yet the final version is an early access mode, but when it is completed it will become, according to the developers, free.
Finally, I warn you that by completing “Save the world” you will get exclusive content as a reward for your skill in having resisted the alien invasion!
Playing Fortnite PS4 for two
The multiplayer is at the base of Fortnite. So I think it is essential to talk to you about how to play in two on this title.
Being one of the most played titles ever, you will not struggle to find other passionate and eager players to play games with you. Another possibility is to play with your friends you already know.
If this is so, then I will immediately tell you what procedure to follow. Proceed by starting the game from the main menu of the PS4, wait for the uploads and, when you are in the game menu, go to the toolbar placed at the top.
So press the button X of the controller on the icon Party and choose the option Create party, then enter a name as you like. You can also choose whether to make the party private (therefore accessible only by invitation) or public. You can also set the maximum number of players who can take part in it.
Continue now by pressing the button Create Party and wait for the screen with the names of your friends to open on PSN. Now, choose who to invite, using the button X of the pad, and confirm the invitation by pressing the button Invite.
At this point, you will have to wait for friends to join the party and, when you see their nickname, you can proceed to enter the game by choosing the mode Battle Royale or Save the world.
In this regard, I remind you that it is also possible to speak in voice chat with the members of your party: if you are interested in finding out how, do not miss mine dedicated tutorial.
Play Fortnite on PS4 with keyboard
You should know that Fortnite is one of the most competitive games on PlayStation 4. The challenge level is so high that many study the better visual setup and even the ideal gaming accessories to win over all the other players.
Therefore, do not underestimate the possibility of buy mouse and keyboard, not mandatory but supported by Fortnite in PS4 version. If you want to find out how, you can follow the my dedicated guide. If you were wondering why your controller is not considered suitable enough for victory, this is usually related to the speed factor and reaction times.
The mouse, for example, allows you to aim more accurately and faster, while the keyboard can give you more freedom to customize the construction commands (a fundamental aspect for playing Fortnite).
How to improve on Fortnite for PS4
Now that I have told you about all the details you need to know in order to play Fortnite, you are ready to take on numerous multiplayer games with your friends and other online players. You will see that in a short time you will be “captured” by these exciting battles and you will look for new solutions to know how to improve on Fortnite.
About improvement: did you know that I have prepared a guide with all the most important tips for improve on Fortnite PS4?
If your desire is to deepen your knowledge of the tricks and the most relevant aspects of this shooter, then do not waste any more time and consult the guide that I have just linked you: I assure you that you will not regret it.
How to play Fortnite PS4 and Xbox
If you are wondering if there is a way to play Fortnite with your friends who have one Xbox One, well you have to know that a way exists and is an official method.
This method of play is called cross-play multiplayer and indicates that it is possible to play online between players of different platforms. Initially, cross-play was not available for Fortnite but with recent updates this possibility has been added.
If you have updated Fortnite to the latest version, cross-play should already be activated automatically and you should be able to invite your friends who have an Xbox One to the game.
If you want to have fun with your friends who have an Xbox One, you will need both Sign up for the game with an Epic Games account and add them as friends. You can create this type of account by following the my tutorial dedicated to the topic.
How to play Fortnite PS4 and PC
The cross-play I told you about in the previous chapter, or the possibility of playing online in multiplayer with other players who have other platforms than the PS4, is possible even if friends who play Fortnite do it on PC.
Cross-play is automatic with players you don’t know, while the procedure to activate cross-play with your friends who have Fortnite for PC is the same as I suggested for playing with friends with consoles.
If you need more details, I invite you to consult my tutorial on how to activate cross-platform on Fortnite.