Fortnite on Nintendo Switch available now

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Falling in line with Fortnite's cross-play integration, players on the Switch can play with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS users and even progress their accounts across those platforms.

This is a ideal chance for both new and old players of Fortnite to enjoy the game while they're on-the-go or on the big screen in the comfort of their own home.

Will Switch be your main platform for Fortnite now that you can play it there? Regardless, if you've played on PS4 and now want to play on Switch, you'll have to create a new Epic Games account wholly separate from the one tied to your PSN account.

At present, Epic says there are no plans to bring the original "Save the World" PvE component of "Fortnite" to Switch.

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Also available today is Hollow Knight , a cult favourite indie with a hand-drawn aesthetic from Australia's Team Cherry. Thanks to a leak, we already knew Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch.


"This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch", the screen reads. The game will be available to download at 10 a.m. PT. According to this leak, it will be available on June 12, 2018, the same day as the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct. It's also a great move for Nintendo to embrace such a huge 3rd party phenomenon, as their strategy of filling the Switch with tons of games continues. (2044MB, to be exact.) It specifies this will be the free-to-play, 100-plaer battle royale.

That said, here's a little explanation from Sony Worldwide Studios Head Shuhei Yoshida on why PS4 and Xbox One cross-play is not possible. The game's rise in popularity has led to numerous other developers attempting to inject the mode into their own IPs, including Activision with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and EA with Battlefield V.

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While a Switch port of Fortnite was more or less an inevitability given the game's massive success, rumors of an E3 release started swirling earlier this month when a listing for the game appeared on the Korean Ratings Board website.

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