Connect with your friends in Fortnite like never before! Whether you’re enjoying the game’s latest event or snagging an elusive win, the new integration with the Houseparty app offers revolutionary video chat technology that lets you video chat with your friends while playing Fortnite.
GET STARTED WITH VIDEO CHAT
House Party video chat will be available to Fortnite players on PC, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Players will also need an iOS or Android mobile device with the House Party app installed. Once the app is installed, link your House Party account to your Epic Games account to get started.
As a bonus for linking your Epic account and Houseparty, you will unlock the Rainbow Mist scarf.
Fortnite Rainbow Mist Pack
Note: We know that the Houseparty video chat is not available on all platforms, so we’re giving you another way to get the Rainbow Mist scarf. If you play five games of Fortnite with friends between November 20 (12:00 a.m. ET) and November 26 (11:59 p.m. ET), you’ll receive the shawl through December 4, 2020.
Link your house party to Fortnite
Once your accounts are linked, launch Fortnite on PC or PlayStation and make sure your mobile device is positioned to fully frame your face. You can now chat with your Houseparty friends while playing Fortnite.
Video chat for the Fortnite party
Follow the steps below to use video chat in Fortnite:
Open Houseparty on iOS or Android and log into Fortnite via Settings or the TV icon.
Join your friends as usual or invite them to join you.
Launch Fortnite on a PC or PlayStation.
Keep talking to your friends while you play.
Fortnite’s party video chat is cropped to focus on players’ faces. You have a virtual background similar to Fortnite, so other players only see your face. Parents can disable the Houseparty video chat in Fortnite’s parental controls. Houseparty video chat in Fortnite is only available to players ages 13 and older, as you must be at least 13 years old to create a Houseparty account. To learn more, check out our blog on player safety in Fortnite/House Party.
Parental controls for Fortnite/Houseparty video chat.
Have more questions about Houseparty and Fortnite integration? Read our FAQ below!
Who can join my group in Houseparty ?
Only your Houseparty friends and the friends of all the other members of your Houseparty room can participate in your video chat.
If I use this function, who can see my video ?
Only the people in your “Houseparty Room” can see your video in the Houseparty app. As soon as you open Fortnite, you will only be able to see the videos of other people present in the “Houseparty Room”. If you are participating in a video chat with someone who is recording or streaming (for example, on YouTube or Twitch), you may appear in their stream or video content.
How do I block someone I don’t want in my video chat?
It’s easy to block someone you don’t want to see in your video chat. In Houseparty, tap on the person’s face, then tap on Block.
How to block someone in Houseparty
In Fortnite, use the “Report Player” feature. Open the settings menu and select Settings>Report/Feedback>Report a Player. In the Report a Player pop-up window, select the reason for reporting (offensive language, offensive video, harassment, etc.). You also have the option to prevent the player from chatting and participating in your group. For more help, please read our Report a Player help article.
How to block someone in Fortnite video chat.
If you want to report an activity in the house party, follow these steps:
Select the person’s name from the friends list.
Select the Settings icon (iOS) or the Friends button (Android) next to the person’s name.
Select the block/report
Select the report.
You can also remove the person from the friend list by clicking the Unfriend button. You can block your party at any time to keep unwanted guests out until you or someone else in the room unblocks them.