Epic Games has announced that Fortnite players can now video chat with their squad while playing the game using the Houseparty app. Epic had acquired Houseparty back in 2019.
At launch, video chat will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Players will need to install the Houseparty app on their iOS or Android device and link their Houseparty account to Epic Games account. Players who link these accounts will get a special Rainbow Fog wrap. Since video chat isn’t available on all platforms, players can get the Rainbow Fog wrap by playing five matches with their friends between November 20 to November 26. These players will get the wrap by December 4.
As part of its safety and privacy measures, Houseparty video chat in Fortnite will be cropped to focus on players’ faces. Players will also get a themed virtual background to ensure that only their faces are visible to other players.