'Fortnite' Is Coming To Nintendo Switch
- Author: Terrell Bush Jun 13, 2018,
Jun 13, 2018, 1:41
The premise of the game is nearly identical to that of Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG), another online game that has seen huge popularity on PC and Xbox One. According to this leak, it will be available on June 12, 2018, the same day as the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.
Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and iOS. Even if you unlink your PS4 from your Epic Games account, you still won't be able to play using that account on Nintendo Switch. Unlike PUBG however, Fortnite Battle Royale is completely free.
Also of note to Switch users: Fortnite may have better online communication than other Switch games, which require you to chat on your phone through an app while playing. There was no mention of Fortnite's Save the World PvE mode, so I'm assuming only the battle royale mode will be made available on Switch. Other games like Minecraft and Rocket League have similar restrictions thanks to Sony not allowing for cross-platform play.
A young girl in the United Kingdom has been sent to rehab after her parents claim she became so addicted to a video game she refused to stop playing, even to use the bathroom. Of course, whether those games can pull off the same addicting gameplay as Fortnite remains to be seen.
For European players, it will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop at around 11pm BST, and is out now in the US.
Does this decision affect you at all, or do your Fortnite friends stick to compatible cross-play platforms? Carol warns that addiction to the free-to-play battle royale shooter could become an "epidemic" if it's not addressed.
As far as we can tell, this limitation also extends to Epic Games accounts tied to PlayStation Network accounts: since PSN-tied Epic accounts can't be used on Xbox One, it stands to reason that they can't be used on the new Nintendo Switch version either. Considering $1 gets you 100 V-Bucks, this is an insanely good deal.