‘Fortnite’ for Nintendo Switch Released During E3 Direct

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During Nintendo's E3 2018 press conference it was revealed that Fortnite: Battle Royale was heading to the Switch, and has been released today.

It's been long-rumoured that Nintendo is planning to announce that Netflix and YouTube are headed to the Nintendo Switch at E3 2018 - and now U.S. retailer Best Buy has added a squirt of fuel to the speculation-filled fire. Like with just about every other version of Fortnite, the new Nintendo Switch version of Fornite includes full support for cross platform play.

For those players that've spent a whole lot of time on PlayStation 4 and want to play on the Nintendo Switch, or any other platform for that matter, there's now some bad blood boiling. We'll keep you posted as the story develops. If you first play on Switch and then try to play on PS4, you'll get the following message: "The Epic Account you tried to link cannot play on this platform".

Nintendo announced that Fortnite: Battle Royale would be live in the United States from 10 AM PT on June 12. The Switch version of Fortnite can offer portable gaming that a PS4 simply can't. If you try and login to Fortnite on Switch, you'll receive an error message and there is no way to log out and try another account. This means you'll be required to make a separate account to use on another platform. 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.

Create a new account on Nintendo Switch and give it whatever username you can think of at the time.

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