Epic Games announced yesterday that it is integrating Fortnite with Houseparty, which allows players to see their friends while playing together. Users will be prompted to install the Houseparty app on an iOS or Android device and link their Houseparty account to the Epic Games account. Those who do this will receive rewards.
Initially, the feature will only be available for PC, PS4, and PS5 players. Using their phone, players will be able to log into Houseparty and video chat will be displayed in the game. Epic has detailed the process of integrating video chat into Fortnite:
Open Houseparty on iOS or Android and connect to Fortnite through settings or the TV icon. Join your friends as you normally would or invite them to join you Open Fortnite on PC or PlayStation Continue chatting with your friends while playing
Fortnite Houseparty is now available
Video chat will only display player faces and replace the background with a Fortnite-themed image. Epic points out that this feature is only for people over 13. In the Parental Settings menu, there is an option to disable the function.
Epic has not commented on the arrival of the feature in other games.
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