Fortnite is Now on Nintendo Switch; It’s Out Today

Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2018

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.

After various updates showing information on it appeared in the form of E3 leaks, a South Korean rating and eShop information, Simon Aarons has used Shogun and a tool to find information regarding the game's official Nintendo Switch eShop listing. Epic's director of video production shared an image of the bus on Twitter this week after a site test. It is due for release on 7 December. One hundred people jump out of Fortnite's battle bus and parachute down to an island, search for assault rifles and gear, then battle it out until only one person is left standing, resulting in a victory royale. Carol warns that addiction to the free-to-play battle royale shooter could become an "epidemic" if it's not addressed. Whether Fortnite will be exempt from those charges remains to be seen.

This follows evidence of Nintendo prepping for a Fortnite Nintendo Switch reveal. The Switch's online services are now free, but starting in September Nintendo will begin to charge for online multiplayer.

The girl's mum Carole, 36, told the Sunday People: "We had no idea, when we let her play the game, of the addictive nature or the impact it could have on her mental health".

The game, which has more than 40 million monthly active users and has become a cultural phenomenon, will be available today, Nintendo said at the E3 video game convention on Tuesday.

Fortnite is available now in early access on iOS, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

In addition to the game itself (which will likely be free to download like it is on every other platform), Nintendo will sell the V-Bucks premium currency and a Wingman Starter Pack, which will presumably include some cosmetic upgrades for players who want to bring a bit of extra flavor to character customization.