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Do You Need To Have Xbox Live to Play Fortnite? – Explained

Do You Need To Have Xbox Live to Play Fortnite? – Explained
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Do you need to have Xbox Live to play Fortnite? It is a common question that many new players have while trying to jump into Fortnite using an Xbox platform. 

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This question arises as with the previous gen; an Xbox Live subscription was mandatory to access multiplayer, and the same is seen with the current gen. And since Fortnite is a live-service title, players don’t know whether they can play the game without an Xbox Live subscription. 

Do You Need To Have Xbox Live to Play Fortnite?

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No, as a free-to-play title, you do not need an Xbox Live subscription to play Fortnite on Xbox. On the same note, if you are a PlayStation user, you do not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play Fortnite on your PS4 or PS5. 

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The whole point of making Fortnite free to play and keeping it out of any platform subscription wall is to make it more accessible to users. The more player it gets, the higher the microtransactions and popularity, which means more money it makes for the corresponding platform, Epic Games, and other parties involved. 

This is why you will find that most free-to-play titles don’t require an Xbox Live subscription to play the game. But if you are playing a paid game with multiplayer modes, like Call of Duty or Battlefield, you will need an active Xbox Live subscription to access the multiplayer. 

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That is it. That concludes our guide on do you need to have Xbox Live to play Fortnite. 

For more on Fortnite, check out our dedicated guides section. 

Fortnite is a free-to-play battle royale game currently available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, and Classic Mac OS.

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Hritwik is a guides writer who has been writing about video games for almost a decade. He is a Computer Science graduate who has always been into gaming. Most of the time, you will find him covering News and Guides for various publications. And when he is not working, you will find him fighting with his friends about how good of a gamer he is. His favorite games include Fallout 76, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Souls series, Genshin Impact, and The Last of Us.

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