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Can someone tell me if I need to purchase the online subscription in order to download and play Fortnite on Xbox? It's for my children. I will purchase either the XBOX or PS4. Also am I capable of putting this on a laptop or Chromebook?

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You need an Xbox Live Gold subscription while not needing a Playstation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

The source is right here: Epic Games FAQ
(The answers on are the 2,3,4 Q/A)

To answer your other question, you can play Fortnite: Battle Royale (And Save the World) on a laptop, or any other PC but you need to make sure it is compatible with so.

There is no need for xbox live and I would assume the same for whatever playstations online sub is. I've been playing fortnite on xbox and nintendo switch without need for either of their online sub services.

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Fortnite is free-to-play, so you do not need to purchase anything, however, there is the option to purchase in-game cosmetics that have no effect on your stats. You can also purchase Save the World, a player versus environment feature.

  • I think you should elaborate that while fortnite is free, the OP will need to have a subscription to XBOX live to do online play. I dont know a lot about PS4 online play, but I dont think it costs extra.. could be wrong though. – Kyle Rone Nov 8 at 19:04

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