A Fun Innovation Is Coming In Fortnite
With Fortnite‘s new update, gamers will have the opportunity to video chat in-game. In order to take advantage of the video chat feature that will be available on PC, PS4 and PS5, you will need to use the free application called Houseparty purchased from Epic Games. Fortnite aims to give gamers a better experience with its video chat feature.
Epic Games announced that Fortnite now has a video chat feature thanks to the Houseparty app, for the first time on PC and PlayStation consoles. But, to take advantage of the new chat feature, you must have a Houseparty account integrated with your Epic Games account. You will also need an iOS or Android phone with the Houseparty application installed. The application uses the phone camera as a webcam once you set it up accordingly.
Fortnite, which has a large audience of young gamers, has enabled the video chat feature for users aged 13 and over for now. On the other hand, Houseparty, which has an algorithm to detect whether your face is visible or not, turns off your camera when it cannot detect your face. Also, other gamers will not join your room and you will only have to touch the lock at the bottom of the screen to be with your friends. You will be able to open the locked room whenever you want. In a press release on the subject, Epic announced that the application is only available for PC and PlayStation for now. However, it stated that they will all see whether it will support more platforms in the future.