Fortnite Is On the Switch! How to Get It Now

Can you say “printing money”? Because Epic Games certainly can thanks to the runaway success of Fornite Battle Royale all across the board

Can you say “printing money”? Because Epic Games certainly can thanks to the runaway success of Fornite Battle Royale all across the board

If you happen to be a Switch hardware owner or would be willing to purchase one of Nintendo's consoles purely to play Fortnite, then you can expect to be able to get the game with Switch compatibility immediately as of 10:00AM PST.

It's great news for both fans and Epic Games on a number of fronts.

Fortnite has proven itself to be extremely popular and profitable on the iOS family.

Fortnite is certain to grab the short-term attention of players, but it's not necessarily a game that will sell hardware.

This should keep the numbers good for the foreseeable future, although there are some drawbacks.

Russian Federation 2018: Neymar led Brazil thrash Austria in final warm up match
Gomez has brought three different nations to the World Cup, with Colombia and Ecuador preceding his current venture with Panama. Neymar was also the subject of a number of rough tackles from Austria, though he was able to joke about it afterwards.

This is the same for Xbox One, while PS4 players are also barred from joining up with players not on PC and Mobile. Just as well, there's been no mention of cross-platform multiplayer, though if it's possible on Switch, it's something Epic will probably push for given the cross-platform functionality present in other versions of the game. Accounts syncing is one of the main appeals of Fortnite, and Sony is taking that away from players.

Instead, Switch owners will need to create a new account from scratch and lose all their progress from previous play sessions. The confirmation that cross-play support is included came directly from Nick Chester from Epic Games who confirmed it all on Twitter. Battle Royale, meanwhile, is free-to-play. Unfortunately, the game is now having matchmaking issues, likely due to the influx of players. Switch seems to be the trigger that makes your account incompatible. You can download the game from the eShop starting right now.

That's because Sony made a decision to block cross-play between the PS4 and the Switch.

This will allow you to join your Switch friend's lobby to squad up.

Recommended News

  • IHOP reveals the mystery of IHOb

    IHOP reveals the mystery of IHOb

    And just this month, KFC announced plans to sell a vegetarian equivalent of its chicken to attract a new base. People admitted on social media that they weren't quite positive about the name change, though.
    Trump After Kim Summit

    Trump After Kim Summit

    Asked by Van Susteren about human rights abuses, Trump replied: "Look, he's doing what he's seen done, if you look at it". There was some confusion in the USA over precisely what military cooperation Mr Trump had promised to halt.
    House vote still looms at Net Neutrality comes to an end

    House vote still looms at Net Neutrality comes to an end

    Under the old policy, any blocking or slowing of websites would directly run afoul of the rules, inviting immediate enforcement. Another misleading ISP claim is that they want to get rid of Title II, and not net neutrality rules in general.
  • Scots hope England ODI win boosts Test bid

    Scots hope England ODI win boosts Test bid

    This should be a catalyst for more games. "It does not take away what happened in the World Cup qualifiers and everyone's feelings about the 10-team tournament".
    How to Watch the 2018 Tony Awards Red Carpet Livestream

    How to Watch the 2018 Tony Awards Red Carpet Livestream

    Trump's name three times in a short, obscene salvo that brought the Radio City Music Hall audience roaring to its feet". And I just want to say how proud I am to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality.
    PM says Ethiopia will not cut Egypt's share of Nile waters

    PM says Ethiopia will not cut Egypt's share of Nile waters

    When President Sisi took office in 2014, he showed understanding of Ethiopia's aspiration for development through the new dam. Abiy Ahmed and Abdul Fetah al-Sisi are scheduled to hold a joint press conference on Sunday after a bilateral meeting.
  • Jon Stewart defends Samantha Bee

    Jon Stewart defends Samantha Bee

    Ivanka Trump being called the c-word is not something that Samantha Bee should have apologized for, Jon Stewart says. Stewart does have a point in regards to Trump's and his followers' response to Bee's usage of the word "cunt".
    PICTURE: Trump sits defiant against G7 leaders

    PICTURE: Trump sits defiant against G7 leaders

    Her interview came about a day after Trump refused to endorse the G7 summit's communique that called for reducing tariff barriers. At the G-7 summit, Trump's spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the US was "close to a deal" on NAFTA.
    Pompeo says U.S.  is willing to 'make security assurances' to North Korea

    Pompeo says U.S. is willing to 'make security assurances' to North Korea

    The clearest benchmarks about what the U.S.is seeking from the summit, however, have come from Pompeo rather than Trump. When asked upon landing in Singapore how he was feeling about the encounter, Trump gave a brief answer: "Very good".
  • Comstock, Wexton win Virginia primaries in key House race

    Comstock, Wexton win Virginia primaries in key House race

    Hillary Clinton won Nevada by 2 points in 2016, but Republicans stand a good chance of replacing term-limited Gov. The district includes Virginia Beach, the state's largest city, and the world's largest Navy base in Norfolk.
    Aussies to adopt mark of respect for England ODI series

    Aussies to adopt mark of respect for England ODI series

    England one-day captain Morgan has agreed to the request, but only for the opening game of the five-match series. "Words are words, come Wednesday, it's time for us to act on those words and show it by actions".
    EA Reveal New Details About Anthem And A New Trailer

    EA Reveal New Details About Anthem And A New Trailer

    Mech suites, giant monsters, attractive open world and much more , the Anthem E3 2018 trailer packs it all in one 2 minute video. It has now been confirmed that Anthem players will be able to complete the entire game on their own if they so desire.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.