Epic Games Releases the Year's Biggest Battle Royale on Switch - Fortnite

Florence Fletcher
June 13, 2018

The Nintendo Switch Fortnite listing says the game will be an over 2GB download. Gaming is so popular because it's an inclusive experience. Epic made the announcement as part of today's Nintendo E3 2018 Showcase. 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.

Similar to the standard Fortnite Battle Royale Starter Pack, the Wingman is available for just $4.99 and includes an assortment of cosmetics and in-game money. Players only need to visit the Nintendo Switch eShop and download the game before they're able to jump into the chaos.

Nintendo announced via livestream at E3 in California that Fortnite - which has more than 40 million players on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and mobile phones - arrives on Nintendo Switch today. They have nothing to gain by supporting Fortnite cross-play, whereas Xbox and Nintendo have everything to gain from it.

Set in a huge map this version of the game puts 100 players against each other. The game is popular with celebrities such as Drake and Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price who was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in May after reportedly playing "Fortnite" for too many hours.

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For those keeping score, Fortnite is now available for the PC, macOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS. It also has previously forbidden cross-play for Minecraft or Rocket League, while Microsoft and Nintendo allow it.

Despite that, this appears to be the ultimate version of the battle royale.

So it may well cost you V-Bucks to send items to your buddies.

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