Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Fortnite Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

Fortnite Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow Fortnite Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow
Sherri Watson | 12 June, 2018, 20:32

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.

Epic Games' Fortnite, in case you haven't heard, is the game that is currently dominating the globe with tens of millions of players on consoles, PC, and mobile, and now the ever-popular shooter is making its way to Nintendo Switch owners...right now.

But experts fear many children are at risk of developing mental health problems as a result of over-exposure to violent and addictive video games. The Switch's online services are now free, but starting in September Nintendo will begin to charge for online multiplayer.

For European players, it will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop at around 11pm BST, and is out now in the US. Unlike Sony, Nintendo has shown a willingness to allow cross-platform play with Xbox, so we'll have to see if that's something that will be available.

At this point a Fortnite Switch release is basically a given after numerous leaks. And as you can see in the image, it looks pretty close to what the actual in-game battle bus looks like with its blue colour scheme and balloon. And it's coming out immediately, at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning.

With just hours to go until the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 live stream, at least one surprise appears to have been thoroughly spoiled by leaks and data mines. Specifically, it includes 600 V-Bucks (in-game currency used to purchase cosmetics and emotes in battle royale), the fighter pilot-looking Wingman Outfit and the Bogey Bag Back Bling. Free-to-play games have already existed on the Switch, but Fortnite is especially interesting given its reliance on online play.

The game will be free of course, in line with Fortnite on all platforms, and judging from the trailer, Nintendo Switch will support Fortnite crossplay with other devices.