Fortnite allows you to play the game with your friends instead of strangers. If you want to do this, then you will have to learn how to add friends on Fortnite. You immediately have the chance to play with friends who also use the same console. For example, if you are playing on Xbox One, you are able to invite your Xbox Live friends and if you play on PS4, you can invite the PlayStation Network friends.
Inviting a friend who use different platform is also allowed. For those who want to play the game with someone using a different platform, you have to add them through Fortnite or the Epic Games launcher PC app.
To add a friend, launch Fortnite and create a Save the World, Battle Royale, or Creative lobby. Then, click or tap the friends icon for PC or mobile; the view button for Xbox One; the – button for Nintendo Switch; and the touchpad button for PS4. Next, tap or click Add Friends for PC or mobile, press X for Xbox One, press Y for Switch, or press Square for PS4. Afterward, select the Enter Display Name or Email and enter the Epic Games display name of your friend or their email. If you enter everything correctly, you will see a Friend Request Sent message. If your friend accepts the request, you will see them in your friends list in the Epic Friends section.
If the friend request is not working of if you are unable to send and or receive friends invites, it may due to some possible reasons. First, you may have attempted to send a friend request to an account that has reached the friend request limit of 700. Second, you may have 700 or more pending friend requests.
For those who want to delete all pending friend requests on your account, you are able to turn on auto decline mode for your friends list. While you cannot disable friend requests, declining them automatically is the best option.
In order to enable the Auto Decline feature, please follow the following steps. The first thing that you have to do is to open the main menu. Then, click the settings gear icon. The next thing that you have to do is to click the silhouette icon if you want to open the Account tab. After that, locate the option Auto Decline Friend Requests. This one is under the Social header. Then, press the arrow to choose Yes or No. choosing Yes means your account will automatically decline the friend requests. Meanwhile, choosing No means you are able to manually accept or decline the friend requests.
In case you continue to experience this issue and need further assistance, please contact the representative of Epic Games. You can submit a form. The form consists of the information such as the language, your name, your email address, the platform (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Switch, iOS, Android) and the drop down selection that best describes your inquiry. Aside from those, you also need to describe the problem here. Please enter the information and describe the problem that you are facing clearly so they can help you on solving your problem. Once everything is done, please press the purple Submit button and wait for the respond from the Epic Games.