Do you need xbox live to play fortnite - Fortnite is free to play, right? Not necessarily on all platforms. It's officially free to play on PC from the Epic Games store, but that's not the case for all platforms. Xbox and PlayStation 4 players require subscriptions to access any online game, including Fortnite.
Xbox blocks its online multiplayer content behind Xbox Live Gold. There are two levels for Xbox Live: Free and Gold. If you are looking to play online, you will have to pay for that gold membership. There are a few other updates available, including Game Pass and Ultimate, but if you just want to go online to play with friends, Xbox Live Gold is the cheapest option. Also Read : How to Unlock Raz Glyph Master
Sony does the same with its PlayStation 4 console. PlayStation Plus is Sony's version of Xbox Live without the additional tiers. The price of the program is approximately the same and you have the option of being billed monthly, every three months and annually. If you want to play online, you must pay at least a monthly fee to do so.
Nintendo Switch is the only console that doesn't charge its players a fee to play with their friends in Fortnite. Nintendo has a subscription service, Nintendo Switch Online, but Fortnite is still free to play on Switch.
So do you need an Xbox Live subscription for Fortnite? Yes. And you need a PlayStation Plus subscription on PS4. If you want to avoid the subscription fee, your options are Nintendo Switch or PC.