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Fortnite has launched a new integration feature with Houseparty that brings video chat to the popular battle royale game.
Epic Games announced the new integration with video chat app Houseparty in a blog post. This will allow players to chat with their friends while playing.
“Beginning today, connect with your friends in Fortnite like never before. Whether you’re enjoying the latest in-game event or chasing an elusive Victory Royale, the new integration with the Houseparty app brings revolutionary video chat technology so that you can video chat with friends while playing Fortnite,” Epic Games said in its update.
The integration rolled out on 18 November, allowing players to connect their Houseparty account to their Epic Games account.
From there, players can boot up Fortnite and start chatting with friends in their Houseparty room. Not only can your friends talk to you, but they can also watch your gameplay.
How to use Houseparty video chat with Fortnite
Currently, the integration is only available for PC and the PS4/PS5 versions of Fortnite. Epic Games stated that it will inform Fortnite players when the integration is rolled out to other platforms
You will also need to first link your Epic Games and Houseparty accounts to access the feature.
To connect your Fortnite session to your Houseparty room:
- Open the iOS or Android version of Houseparty, go to the Settings or TV Icon, and select Connect to Fortnite.
- Invite or join your friends in a Houseparty room.
- Position your mobile device to fully frame your face.
- Start Fortnite and start chatting while you play.
Epic states that when you see the video on Fortnite, you’ll see a zoomed-in and cropped frame of the person’s face and their virtual background.
Epic also detailed some safety features for the chat feature.
The video chat can only be seen by people in your Houseparty chat room. However, if you’re in a video chat with someone that’s streaming to YouTube or Twitch, you will appear in their streamed content.
For parents of Fortnite players under 13 years, they can disable the chat feature under Parental Controls. Houseparty states that its app is available for users 13 years and over.
The Fortnite/Houseparty Player Safety support page is available for further reference and guidance.
Feature image: Epic Games