Communication is a key factor for success when playing Fortnite, regardless of what platform you’re playing on. Now that Fortnite is available on iOS alongside cross-platform play, many players have been wondering how to use voice chat while playing the mobile version of Fortnite Battle Royale. Such a standard feature for PC and console players has proven to be a bit challenging to figure out on mobile. This guide will explain how to set up and use voice chat while playing Fortnite on mobile for those looking to communicate with friends during battle.
Unfortunately, Fortnite doesn’t come with its own built-in voice chat on mobile devices. Without voice chat, the ability to coordinate with your teammates in squads and duos becomes much more challenging.
While there’s no official voice chat feature for Fortnite on mobile, the Fortnite community has come up with a workaround that will allow players to communicate with their friends when playing Fortnite on iOS. Strangely, you’ll need to have an Xbox account for this to work, but at least it’s better than having no voice chat option for Fortnite mobile at all.
How to Use Voice Chat on Fortnite for Mobile
The workaround for using voice chat while playing Fortnite mobile involves utilizing the Xbox App's built-in party chat feature instead. First, you’ll have to sign up for a Microsoft account if you don’t have on already, which you can do over on the Microsoft website.
Once you’ve got a Microsoft account, the next step is to download the free Xbox App from the App Store on your mobile device. The Xbox App has a party chat function that you can use to talk to friends on mobile while playing Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad.
To use the voice chat feature on the Xbox App, open the app on your device and tap the icon on the top bar that has three outlined people. This is the Parties tab, which allows you to start a party with your friends and begin voice chat. To start a party chat, select the friends you want to add from your friends list on the app, then invite them to a party.
Now you should be able to voice chat with your friends while playing Fortnite on your mobile device. You may want to plug in headphones or earbuds as well so that you can better hear the gameplay sounds as well as your friends in your party.
One of the benefits of using the Xbox App as a voice chat alternative is that it works for users on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as well, since it is integrated into all these platforms. Plus, you can use the Xbox App as a chat alternative while playing other mobile battle royale games, such as FortCraft or PUBG Mobile.
While this isn’t method may not be ideal, it beats having to play Fortnite on mobile without a way to communicate with your squad. For more Fortnite tips and tutorials, head over to our Fortnite Battle Royale Guide Hub, where you can learn more about how to play cross-platform in Fortnite.