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Do you need Xbox Live to play Fortnite?

Do you need Xbox Live to play Fortnite if you play the game on your Xbox?

Fortnite has always been a free-to-play multiplayer game, where players can play with each other from all around the world. But do players need some type of online subscription to actually play the Battle Royale? Do Xbox players need Xbox Live or do PS5 players need PlayStation Plus to play the game?

With the game available on every popular platform, many wonder if it truly is a free-to-play game or not.

Can you play Fortnite without Xbox Live?

The simplest answer is no, you cannot play Fortnite without Xbox Live if you are an Xbox player. In fact, you cannot even queue into the lobby without Xbox Live.

Even to play Creative, you have to have an Xbox Live subscription, which is $10 a month or $60 a year.

The same goes for PS4 and PS5 players looking to play Fortnite. You must have a subscription to PlayStation Plus if you want to play the Battle Royale. A PlayStation Plus subscription ranges from $10 a month to $80 a year.

Fortnite is also available for Mobile, PC and the Nintendo Switch. So do players need an online subscription to play on those platforms? No, you do not.

Many gamers have upgraded from Xbox and PlayStation to a PC for a better frame rate and zero subscription fees.

While playing the game on Mobile is free, you still have to think about data costs and more if you are not on wifi.

Will Fortnite always be free-to-play?

Many wonder if Fortnite will ever end up charging players to download the game. Luckily, Epic Games has made it pretty clear that Fortnite will always be a free game, and micro-transactions will be their way to make money.

The game is constantly releasing new skins for players to buy and the battle pass each season always does incredibly well. For the time being, Fortnite will stay as a free-to-play title.

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