Fortnite receives in-game video chat thanks to Houseparty

Epic Games announced today that it is integrating Fortnite with Houseparty, letting players see their friends while they play the game together. Users will be required to install the Houseparty app on an iOS or Android device and connect their Houseparty account to their Epic Games account. Those doing so will receive the Rainbow Fog Wrap as a reward.

Initially, the feature will only be available to PC, PS4, and PS5 gamers. Using their phones, players will be able to connect to Houseparty, and the video chat will be shown in-game. Epic has detailed the process of bringing video chat into Fortnite:

  1. Open Houseparty on iOS or Android and Connect to Fortnite through Settings or the TV icon.

  2. Join your friends like you normally would or invite them to join you

  3. Fire up Fortnite on a PC or PlayStation

  4. Continue talking to your friends while you play

The video chat will only display player faces and replace the background with a Fortnite-themed image. Epic has emphasized that the service is restricted to people aged 13 or more. In the parental settings menu, there is an option to turn off the feature. Epic didn't say whether the feature will be made available to other games.

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