Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo Switch

The biggest game in the world is coming to the hottest gaming platform. After a few leaks and rumors, today Epic Games officially announced that Fortnite is coming the Nintendo Switch. And it’s coming very soon: it’s available as a free download today. Unlike other online games such as Rocket League that have been ported to the platform, it doesn’t appear that Fortnite on the Switch will include any Nintendo-specific content, so you can keep dreaming about a Metroid skin or Wario emote. There is also no cross-play with Fortnite players on the PS4.

The news comes not long after Epic announced that the game would be coming to Android this summer; it’s currently available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and iOS. The Switch announcement also follows a busy few weeks for the battle royale game. Fortnite recently introduced its fourth season, had a successful crossover event with Avengers: Infinity War, and Epic revealed plans to invest a staggering $100 million in competitive Fortnite play over the next year. All of this has led to some big earnings; Fortnite raked in an estimated $300 million in April alone.

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Any news on whether this cross-platform’s with other systems?

Yes. The Switch will be cross play with all platforms except the PS4. So PC, Mobile, Xbox, and Switch will all play together.

The Switch will be cross play with all platforms except the PS4.

Is this true? What a bummer. It’s strange that the PS4 version would be cross compatible with mobile but not the Switch.

Switch is a console, and Sony doesn’t do cross play with other consoles. Just PC and Mobile.

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