Nintendo used E3 to announce that the hugely popular game Fortnite is now available as a free download on the Switch console. The world's most popular game is already available for PC, PS4, Xbox One and iOS, whereas an Android version of Fortnite is expected to release later this year as well. When it comes to the map, PUBG offers a choice of two different locations, while Fortnite has only one map for now. While Epic Games has indirectly urged Sony to reconsider its controversial position many times, that change of heart has not come to pass.
However, not much information has been made public by the developer in regards to esports competition, including events, private match capability, and more.
The rumors were true: Fortnite has arrived on the Nintendo Switch! Qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup will be based exclusively on player skill.
During the Nintendo E3 press conference, Epic Games announced that Fortnite Battle Royale has launched on Nintendo Switch. Fortnite World Cup qualifiers begin this Fall and will culminate in the very first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. There's no doubt that Epic Games will be wanting to capitalize on the football hype with these Fortnite soccer skins.
The competition paired 50 streamers and pro players with 50 celebrities in a duo game of Fortnite with a $3M prize pool on the line for charity. You can also for squads of up to four players each and win the game as a team. This means a Switch player will not be able to play "Fortnite" online with friends on PlayStation 4. Sony certainly appears to be the sticking point on this one, at least from the outside. At the beginning of games, the broadcast caught players adjusting their keybindings and settings while being spectated, and various other spectating bugs manifested throughout the event.