Have you ever seen an ccount that has a computer icon next to the name while you are playing a game called Fortnite? if the answer to the question is yes, you must be wondering the meaning of it. What is the meaning of Fortnite computer icon next to name?
The computer icon next to name indicates the platform that person is playing on. For instance, if you see a computer icon next to the name of an account, it means that account is playing on the computer. If you are playing on Xbox One, the icon next to your name that people will see might be a controller. Apparently, this kind of icon shows up when you cross play with someone. It is still unknown why it shows up in the game.
Aside from the computer icon, people usually see a globe or earth symbol next to name. When you see an account has a globe or earth symbol next to the name, it means players on your squad or team in Fortnite Battle Royale or Fortnite Save the World are not in your part or Friends lists.
Both the globe or earth symbol or the computer icon is set automatically and you cannot change it. If you want to have a computer icon next to your name for fun, you are able to do it by following these instructions. First, open your internet browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. Second, go to the official website of Epic Games in your favorite browser. Third, click the Sign In button located on the top right. Fourth, sign in to your Fortnite account by entering your email and password and entering the blue Sign In button. Fifth, hover over your username on the top right corner of the page, beside the blue Get Epic Games button. Sixth, click Account on the drop down menu to open your Personal Details page when you can view and edit your display name, real name, contact address, and the other personal information. Seventh, click your current display name in the Display Name box. Eighth, enter a new display name for your Fortnite account. Ninth, re-type your new name into the Retype New Display Name box. Tenth, click and check the box beside I understand I cannot change… Eleventh, click the red Confirm button to confirm your new display name. Twelfth, scroll down and click Save Changes to save your new display name. This one is a blue button located at the bottom of the page.
After editing your username, you can ask your friends if they see the computer icon next to your name. Please keep in mind that the computer icon that you just put does not mean anything and it just a common icon with no mean. Basicllay, it is different compared to the computer icon that indicates that you are playing on your computer and not on the other devices like Xbox One, Play Station 4, and so on.