Subscribe To Fortnite Officially Confirmed For Nintendo Switch With New Trailer Updates
Yes, the rumors were true and now all of you Battle Royale fans can hop on the Party Bus and dive into epic action with your Nintendo Switch. It's worth noting that this is pretty much the exact same version of the game you can find on other platforms, and it's even cross-play with PC and the Xbox One. If you've been playing on the PlayStation 4, however, you're going to need to create a new account.
Fortnite for Switch was announced this morning during the Nintendo E3 Direct, going live on the eShop immediately following the presentation. Some folks who downloaded the game came across a nasty surprise, though. If you've got your Fortnite account linked to the PlayStation 4, you're going to need to create a new account to play the game on the Switch. Similarly, if you play on the Switch, you won't be able to continue your progress on the PlayStation 4. This does not appear to be an issue on the other platforms which, again, also offer cross-play with Nintendo's version.
The error message that pops up makes it pretty clear that Epic holds Sony responsible for this situation, so don't get mad at the Fortnite squad for the inconvenience. Even though this is a free-to-play game, not being able to carry over your unlocked/purchased loot between consoles is frustrating. More frustrating is that your seasonal progression isn't shared, so you'll probably want to focus on playing your preferred version of the game if you're worried about wasting experience for unlocks.
As for the trailer, it's pretty straightforward Fortnite action. It shows folks playing on the console itself, using the Joy-cons in their separate dock or with the Switch's Pro controller. Of course, none of this is likely all that surprising if you've been following the latest hubbub leading into E3. A couple of weeks ago, a supposed Nintendo floor plan for the trade show popped up on the internet, showing Fortnite alongside games like Paladins and Overcooked 2. When Paladins was officially announced a few days later, the leaked image became quite a bit more credible. Still, we don't like to carve anything into stone until we get an official announcement.
This trailer is about as official as it gets so, if you've been wanting to play Fortnite at Starbucks or from under the covers on your bed, feel free to download the game free-of-charge right now. Happy hunting!