Fortnite leads impressive roster of Nintendo Switch ports at E3 2018

Angelica Greene
June 13, 2018

That may produce the opposite of Sony's intended effect by spurring Switch owners to either play on Nintendo's system instead of the PS4, or else to get an Xbox One for their living room sessions.

The premise of the game is nearly identical to that of Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG), another online game that has seen huge popularity on PC and Xbox One.

If you've ever played Fortnite on PS4, you can no longer use that Epic account to play on Nintendo Switch.

That leaves you with a single option: creating a brand new Epic Games account for Nintendo Switch, and leaving all of your PS4 progress behind you whenever you want to take it on the go.

Epic Games has yet to officially confirm the existence of Fortnite on Switch, but at this point, it would be shocking not to see the game tomorrow.

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Fortnite has quickly become the year's biggest game phenomenon, quickly surpassing rival battle royale shooter Player Unknown Battlegrounds in popularity and bringing in a ton of revenue. They have nothing to gain by supporting Fortnite cross-play, whereas Xbox and Nintendo have everything to gain from it. However, the gravity of the situation came to the forefront when the father found her sitting on an urine-soaked cushion while playing the game.

And while cross-platform play has been the key to the battle royale mode, Sony's always been a bit of a stick in the mud on this one. In fact, it's arriving even earlier than we imagined, available today as a free download from the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo said the game can be played on-the-go or at home, per the Switch's main functionality as a portaable or a TV-based game console. Similar to the standard Fortnite Battle Royale Starter Pack, the Wingman is available for just $4.99 and includes an assortment of cosmetics and in-game money.

So it may well cost you V-Bucks to send items to your buddies.

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