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Fortnite Switch players unhappy with PS4 account restrictions

Gamers accuse Sony of being Anti-Gamer

As expected Nintendo unveiled Fortnite for Switch at E3, but the big surprise was that it was available to download immediately much to everyone’s delight.

For many gamers though sadly, that delight has turned to sadness after discovering that Nintendo Switch accounts are being blocked for anyone that has previously played Fortnite on PS4.

It has now been confirmed that while Fortnite on Nintendo Switch supports cross-play on Xbox One, PC and Mobile, PS4 is unsurprisingly left out of this list. But the kicker is that your existing account containing purchases, friends list and hours of progression is gone too as Sony doesn’t appear to be letting anyone carry on where they left off on Switch.

The above screenshot shows the error that you will get whenever you try to play Fortnite on Nintendo Switch if you have previously tried Fortnite on PS4.

As you can imagine, this hasn’t gone down well at all and here is just some of the reaction from social media at the moment.

Sony nor Nintendo or Epic Games hasn’t issued an official statement on the matter but we have a feeling that they might soon as the backlash is extremely fierce at the moment.

The only option Nintendo Switch owners have right now if they have played on PS4 is to start from fresh which obviously is a very hard thing to accept.

What is your reaction to this? Many gamers are accusing Sony of being ‘anti-gamer’ – do you agree with this?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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