How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

Fortnite is one of the most successful games in recent years. It’s amazing the number of people engaged with this game. Artists are playing Fortnite and even the Washington Post wrote about Fortnite popularity. But, there is a downside.

Playing a game like this one will ensure you will meet lots of people. How can you keep playing the game without dealing with bad sporting players? Read here:

You can enjoy playing Fortnite by avoiding people with bad behavior. You can do that by blocking them. Since there are different platforms, I will tell you how to manage that for each console or device. Which ones? PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile.

That said, we have everything in place to start the walkthrough. Let’s dive in!

What happens when you block someone on Fortnite?

Once you block players from your friend’s list or the search bar, they won’t be able to interact with you in any way. Well, I must admit there is a bottom line here: chances are you get matched with them in Battle Royale, for example.

Anyways, blocking them will prevent them to keep harassing you. But trolls, armchair generals, leeches, or disruptors will be still around the corner. What can you and I do about it? Before we answer that question, let’s see how you can block them.

How to block someone on Fortnite?

Blocking someone on Fornite’s game interface is so easy. Follow these steps and you will be blocking any undesired player:

  1. Go to the social tab. You will find it at the top left corner with an icon that resembles people.
  2. Inside the social tab, look for the player you want to block.
  3. Select that player to display a small menu.
  4. Browse the menu and hit the ‘block’ button.
  5. Confirm that you want to block that player.

And that’s it. You are all set.

How to block someone on Fortnite PC?

You can also block someone on Fortnite using your PC and the Epic Game Launcher. These are the steps you have to follow:

  1. Go to your friend list on the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Click on the player you want to block.
  3. Expand the 3 dots menu.
  4. While browsing the menu, choose ‘block’.
  5. Go for a drink and celebrate.

How to block someone on Fortnite Xbox?

Blocking someone on Xbox can be tricky, but not impossible. Let’s see what you have to do:

  1. Press the Xbox button to active the main menu.
  2. Go to ‘parties and chats’.
  3. Choose ‘messages requests’.
  4. Select the chat you were interacting with the player you want to block.
  5. Follow this path: ‘more > view profile > report or block > block‘.

After finishing these steps you have blocked a player successfully. Is there anything else you can do with Xbox for your wellbeing? Yes, you can ask Xbox not to match you with specific players.

How to avoid a player on Fornite using Xbox 360? Let me share with you the steps that will drive you there:

  1. Press the Xbox button.
  2. Go to the friends or player section if you want to avoid a player you played with some time ago.
  3. Select the player’s Gamertag.
  4. Choose ‘submit player review’.
  5. Pick ‘avoid this player’.
  6. State why you want to avoid that player. You have three categories to choose from:
  • Communications: Trolls trash-talking or insulting players.
  • Game Behavior: Armchair generals and disruptors. Armchair generals are players that act as the boss and will tell others what to do; they even get angry when people don’t follow their orders. Disruptors will sabotage your game in general; for example, destroying your constructions.
  • Player Skills: You can call these players leeches because they would look for loot with little or no effort at all. They come in the shape of support who won’t engage in fights.
  1. You have done it! Now, get a choco cookie, you do deserve it.

You can also check another strategy to avoid certain players. To do that, change your settings and that’s it.

How to block someone on Fortnite PlayStation?

How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

Playing Fortnite from a console has its own perks. For example, you can stop the game from matching you with specific players. That’s something you can’t do in the Epic Games Launcher.

For blocking a player using the PlayStation interface, do these steps:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Press the up button to go to the ‘function’ menu.
  3. Go to ‘friends’.
  4. Select … (for more options) and then ‘block’ to add the player to your ‘players blocked’ list.
  5. Enjoy.

By doing this, you ensure that a particular player won’t appear on your game again. You can also do this for your PS5.

How to block someone on Fortnite Nintendo Switch?

This is how you block someone on Fortnite while playing on Nintendo Switch:

  1. On the ‘home’ menu, go to your page. You will see it at the top corner left.
  2. From the menu, choose ‘add friend’.
  3. Select the ‘search for users you played with’ option.
  4. Browse this list to find the player you want to block.
  5. Select ‘block’ twice to confirm your decision and you’re set!

This way, that player won’t be able to chat with you or play with you any games including Fortnite.

How to block someone on Fortnite Mobile?

Both Android and iOS devices don’t have a user-dedicated account for games. This is natural as both software are not focused on gaming. So, how can you block someone? You can do that using Fortnite’s game interface.

How to block someone on Fortnite without them knowing?

If you read the previous paragraphs, you will see that you can’t do such a thing. Yet you kind of can do it if you turn off the cross-platform feature. You can do this in Fornite’s game settings interface. Let’s see how you can do this.

Turning off cross-platform parties on Fortnite

To do this, you have to:

  1. Go to game settings from the game hall.
  2. Look for ‘permit cross-platform parties’.
  3. Turn that option off.
  4. Ignore the ‘constrained pool’ warning when matchmaking. This means you are being matched with players on the same platform as you.
  5. Have a drink, you’ve done well!

How to unblock someone on Fortnite?

To do this, you have to follow the similar process you applied for blocking the player, but in a different way:

  1. Go to the social tab. You will find it at the top left corner with an icon that resembles people.
  2. Look for the player you want to unblock under the ‘blocked’ list.
  3. Select the player.
  4. From the emerging menu, choose ‘unblock’.
  5. Add the player back to your friend list if you feel like it.

Having said this, let’s go and check how you do this on the platform’s interface.

How to unblock someone on Fortnite PC?

To unblock someone you block before, follow these steps:

  1. Open Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Click on the ‘friends’ icon.
  3. Enter the player’s name you want to unblock in the search box or using the add player’ option.
  4. Click the player’s name.
  5. Click the red icon and then click on ‘unblock’.

How to unblock someone on Fortnite Xbox?

How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

To unblock someone on Fortnite using the Xbox’s interface do this:

  1. Sign in to your Xbox Live account.
  2. Go to your Xbox profile page.
  3. Click on the social tab.
  4. Select ‘following’.
  5. Choose ‘everything’.
  6. Select ‘blocked users’.
  7. Choose the one you want to unblock and hit the ‘unblock’ button.

That’s all! 

How to block someone on Fortnite PlayStation?

To block someone on Fortnite while playing on a PlayStation, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘friends’ menu.
  2. Select the player you want to unblock.
  3. Press the button to unlock the player.
  4. Send a friend request to the unlocked player.
  5. Have fun together!

How to block someone on Fortnite Nintendo Switch?

To unblock someone on Fortnite through the Nintendo Switch interface, follow these steps. Instead of choosing ‘block’, you will have to choose ‘unblock’. Hit that button and you are ready to go.

How to block someone on Fortnite Mobile?

Same as the situation with blocking players on Fortnite Mobile, you have to run the game. Within the game, follow these steps, but this time you will unblock them instead of blocking them.

What happens when you unblock someone on Fortnite?

When you unblock someone, they can chat and interact with you. But they won’t appear on your friend list, so you have to add them again if you want to play with them.

Takeaways

After reading this article you have learned five things:

  • You can’t chat with players you blocked.
  • You can block someone on Fortnite and also on other platforms.
  • You can’t block someone without them noticing it. 
  • You can unblock someone on Fortnite and also on other platforms.
  • Add players back once you have unlocked them.

This is all for now. If you found this guide useful, please let me know as I am interested in knowing your thoughts and ideas. Also, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or questions you may have.

Thanks!


How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

Fortnite is one of the most successful games in recent years. It’s amazing the number of people engaged with this game. Artists are playing Fortnite and even the Washington Post wrote about Fortnite popularity. But, there is a downside.

Playing a game like this one will ensure you will meet lots of people. How can you keep playing the game without dealing with bad sporting players? Read here:

You can enjoy playing Fortnite by avoiding people with bad behavior. You can do that by blocking them. Since there are different platforms, I will tell you how to manage that for each console or device. Which ones? PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile.

That said, we have everything in place to start the walkthrough. Let’s dive in!

What happens when you block someone on Fortnite?

Once you block players from your friend’s list or the search bar, they won’t be able to interact with you in any way. Well, I must admit there is a bottom line here: chances are you get matched with them in Battle Royale, for example.

Anyways, blocking them will prevent them to keep harassing you. But trolls, armchair generals, leeches, or disruptors will be still around the corner. What can you and I do about it? Before we answer that question, let’s see how you can block them.

How to block someone on Fortnite?

Blocking someone on Fornite’s game interface is so easy. Follow these steps and you will be blocking any undesired player:

  1. Go to the social tab. You will find it at the top left corner with an icon that resembles people.
  2. Inside the social tab, look for the player you want to block.
  3. Select that player to display a small menu.
  4. Browse the menu and hit the ‘block’ button.
  5. Confirm that you want to block that player.

And that’s it. You are all set.

How to block someone on Fortnite PC?

You can also block someone on Fortnite using your PC and the Epic Game Launcher. These are the steps you have to follow:

  1. Go to your friend list on the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Click on the player you want to block.
  3. Expand the 3 dots menu.
  4. While browsing the menu, choose ‘block’.
  5. Go for a drink and celebrate.

How to block someone on Fortnite Xbox?

Blocking someone on Xbox can be tricky, but not impossible. Let’s see what you have to do:

  1. Press the Xbox button to active the main menu.
  2. Go to ‘parties and chats’.
  3. Choose ‘messages requests’.
  4. Select the chat you were interacting with the player you want to block.
  5. Follow this path: ‘more > view profile > report or block > block‘.

After finishing these steps you have blocked a player successfully. Is there anything else you can do with Xbox for your wellbeing? Yes, you can ask Xbox not to match you with specific players.

How to avoid a player on Fornite using Xbox 360? Let me share with you the steps that will drive you there:

  1. Press the Xbox button.
  2. Go to the friends or player section if you want to avoid a player you played with some time ago.
  3. Select the player’s Gamertag.
  4. Choose ‘submit player review’.
  5. Pick ‘avoid this player’.
  6. State why you want to avoid that player. You have three categories to choose from:
  • Communications: Trolls trash-talking or insulting players.
  • Game Behavior: Armchair generals and disruptors. Armchair generals are players that act as the boss and will tell others what to do; they even get angry when people don’t follow their orders. Disruptors will sabotage your game in general; for example, destroying your constructions.
  • Player Skills: You can call these players leeches because they would look for loot with little or no effort at all. They come in the shape of support who won’t engage in fights.
  1. You have done it! Now, get a choco cookie, you do deserve it.

You can also check another strategy to avoid certain players. To do that, change your settings and that’s it.

How to block someone on Fortnite PlayStation?

How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

Playing Fortnite from a console has its own perks. For example, you can stop the game from matching you with specific players. That’s something you can’t do in the Epic Games Launcher.

For blocking a player using the PlayStation interface, do these steps:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Press the up button to go to the ‘function’ menu.
  3. Go to ‘friends’.
  4. Select … (for more options) and then ‘block’ to add the player to your ‘players blocked’ list.
  5. Enjoy.

By doing this, you ensure that a particular player won’t appear on your game again. You can also do this for your PS5.

How to block someone on Fortnite Nintendo Switch?

This is how you block someone on Fortnite while playing on Nintendo Switch:

  1. On the ‘home’ menu, go to your page. You will see it at the top corner left.
  2. From the menu, choose ‘add friend’.
  3. Select the ‘search for users you played with’ option.
  4. Browse this list to find the player you want to block.
  5. Select ‘block’ twice to confirm your decision and you’re set!

This way, that player won’t be able to chat with you or play with you any games including Fortnite.

How to block someone on Fortnite Mobile?

Both Android and iOS devices don’t have a user-dedicated account for games. This is natural as both software are not focused on gaming. So, how can you block someone? You can do that using Fortnite’s game interface.

How to block someone on Fortnite without them knowing?

If you read the previous paragraphs, you will see that you can’t do such a thing. Yet you kind of can do it if you turn off the cross-platform feature. You can do this in Fornite’s game settings interface. Let’s see how you can do this.

Turning off cross-platform parties on Fortnite

To do this, you have to:

  1. Go to game settings from the game hall.
  2. Look for ‘permit cross-platform parties’.
  3. Turn that option off.
  4. Ignore the ‘constrained pool’ warning when matchmaking. This means you are being matched with players on the same platform as you.
  5. Have a drink, you’ve done well!

How to unblock someone on Fortnite?

To do this, you have to follow the similar process you applied for blocking the player, but in a different way:

  1. Go to the social tab. You will find it at the top left corner with an icon that resembles people.
  2. Look for the player you want to unblock under the ‘blocked’ list.
  3. Select the player.
  4. From the emerging menu, choose ‘unblock’.
  5. Add the player back to your friend list if you feel like it.

Having said this, let’s go and check how you do this on the platform’s interface.

How to unblock someone on Fortnite PC?

To unblock someone you block before, follow these steps:

  1. Open Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Click on the ‘friends’ icon.
  3. Enter the player’s name you want to unblock in the search box or using the add player’ option.
  4. Click the player’s name.
  5. Click the red icon and then click on ‘unblock’.

How to unblock someone on Fortnite Xbox?

How to Block and Unblock Someone on Fortnite?

To unblock someone on Fortnite using the Xbox’s interface do this:

  1. Sign in to your Xbox Live account.
  2. Go to your Xbox profile page.
  3. Click on the social tab.
  4. Select ‘following’.
  5. Choose ‘everything’.
  6. Select ‘blocked users’.
  7. Choose the one you want to unblock and hit the ‘unblock’ button.

That’s all! 

How to block someone on Fortnite PlayStation?

To block someone on Fortnite while playing on a PlayStation, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘friends’ menu.
  2. Select the player you want to unblock.
  3. Press the button to unlock the player.
  4. Send a friend request to the unlocked player.
  5. Have fun together!

How to block someone on Fortnite Nintendo Switch?

To unblock someone on Fortnite through the Nintendo Switch interface, follow these steps. Instead of choosing ‘block’, you will have to choose ‘unblock’. Hit that button and you are ready to go.

How to block someone on Fortnite Mobile?

Same as the situation with blocking players on Fortnite Mobile, you have to run the game. Within the game, follow these steps, but this time you will unblock them instead of blocking them.

What happens when you unblock someone on Fortnite?

When you unblock someone, they can chat and interact with you. But they won’t appear on your friend list, so you have to add them again if you want to play with them.

Takeaways

After reading this article you have learned five things:

  • You can’t chat with players you blocked.
  • You can block someone on Fortnite and also on other platforms.
  • You can’t block someone without them noticing it. 
  • You can unblock someone on Fortnite and also on other platforms.
  • Add players back once you have unlocked them.

This is all for now. If you found this guide useful, please let me know as I am interested in knowing your thoughts and ideas. Also, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or questions you may have.

Thanks!

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