Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch Officially Announced, Available Today

E3 2018 Fortnite Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Available Today Fortnite for Nintendo Switch Officially Announced, Available Today
Beatrice Douglas | 17 June, 2018, 16:34

Nintendo has given its Switch console a massive shot in the arm by announcing that it is releasing a version of Fortnite for the games device.

It's since been revealed that Sony is causing the speedbump - an Epic Games rep confirmed to TechCrunch that Switch cross-play is supported with Xbox, PC, Mac, and mobile.

Nintendo surprised gamers by offering up Fortnite on the Switch the same day they officially announced it.

Epic Games said: "We'll be supporting community organised events, online events, and major organised competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win".

A spin-off from the original game, the newly developed Fortnite Battle Royale was released past year in September.


Sony has previously blocked cross platform play on Rocket League and Minecraft, despite the feature working between Xbox One, PC and Switch just fine.

$100M commitment to esports prizes will be split across different levels of play. Qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup will be based exclusively on player skill.

According to Epic Games, the World Cup itself will focus on Solos and Duos.

Coming from behind to beat PUBG is Fortnite, an open world survival game that pits players against zombies and which was launched in July 2017 by publisher Epic Games. With the success of the game's cross play capabilities having been clearly evident since they were implemented by Epic Games, it is not surprising to see the latest version of Fortnite be given the same treatment. Doesn't seem like there's any motion control support, though, so how you play doesn't matter too much.

Qualifications for the World Cup will be merit-based and no team slots will be sold. Until now, competitive Fortnite has been limited largely to small online events with arguably the most popular being YouTuber Daniel "Keemstar" Keem's Friday Fortnite tourney. You can play the game in the native handheld form, connect a wireless Pro controller, or set the display on a table and play with the motion controllers.

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