Earlier this week, Fortnite issued a patch that makes players participate in cross-play pools by default. Not only that, but the Nintendo Switch version now matches players with each other only on iOS and Android.
Epic Games confirmed in the patch notes for v8.10 that they combined matchmaking pools for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as for the Nintendo Switch with other mobile devices to better manage the game’s difficulty for all the players.
There have been complaints about PS4 and Xbox One players having more time to get into the game, since the framerate on Switch, as well as the controls, are not really suited for shooters.
This patch fixed that issue, and Epic Games stated in the notes that they “expect an on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players.”
Although random matchmaking will be restricted based on the player pools, friends will still be able to invite each other to play Fortnite together regardless of the platform.