Fortnite On Nintendo Switch Announced, Available To Download Now

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Fortnite Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

However, it's worth pointing out that millions of people play Fortnite daily, and that cases like these are the outlier, not the norm, so fans of the game shouldn't have to worry about it ever actually being banned.

The Switch is a great platform for the title, what with its console/handheld hybrid status and the popularity of playing Fortnite anywhere and everywhere, on seemingly any device that can possibly play a video game. In Fortnite's case, trying to link the Epic Games account you have on the PS4 with the Nintendo Switch version results in an error saying this is not allowed. Unlike PUBG however, Fortnite Battle Royale is completely free. 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.

But many veteran Fortniters discovered an unpleasant surprise waiting for them when they tried to log into Switch with their old Epic Games accounts. You can also purchase a Battle Pass season subscription at a cost of about $10. Of course, whether those games can pull off the same addicting gameplay as Fortnite remains to be seen.

Does this decision affect you at all, or do your Fortnite friends stick to compatible cross-play platforms? And with absolutely zero barriers to entry, you should definitely download this free-to-play battle royale game.

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The Nintendo Switch Fortnite listing says the game will be an over 2GB download.

Fortnite Battle Royale can be downloaded for free from 6pm United Kingdom time TODAY.

While this is great news, it just makes me wonder why this wasn't the default for Splatoon 2, the Switch's other game that uses voice chat. It also notes that a Wingman Starter Pack and V-Bucks add-ons will be available.

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