Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Nintendo Confirms ‘Fortnite’ for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Confirms ‘Fortnite’ for Nintendo Switch

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. It was additionally corroborated by a leaked Nintendo E3 document and a continuously updating page data mined from the Switch eShop.

Sony, which has previously faced criticism for refusing to allow cross-play between PS4 gamers and Xbox One gamers for Fortnite matchmaking, evidently hasn't softened its stance for Nintendo gamers either.

Based on the screenshot Aarons shared on Monday, Fortnite will launch on the Switch on June 12th, 2018, which just so happens to be the day that Nintendo will stream its E3 event. The game hit mobile platforms some time ago, and since the Switch is built using a number of mobile-oriented components, porting Fortnite to the Switch seemed like an obvious win. 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.

Though the error message only refers to an unspecified "platform", it would appear the culprit is the PlayStation 4.

If you needed any further proof that Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch, then here you go. Participants will include the likes of National Basketball Association players Paul George, Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried, Terrence Ross and Reggie Jackson, UFC fighters Sean O'Malley, Demetrious Johnson and Tyron Woodley, Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen and a slew of other celebrities and professional gamers. The game will be available to download at 10 a.m. PT.

What is Fortnite Battle Royale?

This essentially means that you must create a new account and lose all of your ranking progress to play on Switch. Considering $1 gets you 100 V-Bucks, this is an insanely good deal.

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