We’ve heard plenty of rumors suggesting that Epic Games’ Fortnite would be coming to Switch, and today that has been made official. Nintendo announced during their E3 2018 showing that the game official, but it’s also available now for everyone to download for free.
Anybody who is familiar with the game will be happy to know that this is the exact same game that has been available on other platforms, with no concessions needing to be made to get it to run on Switch. These are still 100-person battles, and all of the content for the game released so far will be available on Switch. The following is the official breakdown from Nintendo.com:
Squad up and play the #1 Battle Royale game! Download now for FREE.
Jump in to be the last one standing in the free 100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. Earn your Victory. Squad up together online with friends in the same room or around the world!
- Build and Destroy – Shape the battlefield by building your own cover. Opponent hiding behind a wall? Take out their cover to get the edge.
- Gear Up – Board the battle bus and drop in on your favorite zone. Gather resources, collect gear, and battle your opponents!
- Squad Up with Friends – Team up online with your friends around the world or in the same room!
- Weekly Updates and Events – Updates constantly fuel the fun with new gameplay modes, outfits, weapons and items.
Fortnite is available for Switch as a free download now. A trailer showing off this new version of the game was also released, and you can check it out below.