Fortnite lands on Nintendo Switch today

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  1. shaunj66
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    Previously heavily rumoured to be arriving on the Switch - Nintendo announced today, during their E3 Direct that the massively popular Fortnite officially lands on Nintendo Switch today.

    Fortnite Battle Royale on Switch will be available for free on the Nintendo eShop some time today depending on your region.


    :arrow: Fortnite Nintendo Switch trailer (YouTube)
     
  2. OkazakiTheOtaku

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    Yes! I'm not too interested in Smash, and we didn't see anything else I was hoping to (Animal Crossing, SMT V, F-Zero) so this is the best thing of the event for me :D Only 2GB, too!
     
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    I don't really care if it comes out anymore, since it was inevitable anyway.
     
  4. Niels Van Son

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    Yes ! No matter what people say, it's a pleasure to see a free game on the switch.
     
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  5. Seriel

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    As much as I know what the general reaction to this is, it is nice to see a relatively good free game on the Switch.
     
  6. OkazakiTheOtaku

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    Any word on whether this will require the paid Nintendo online service when that launches? It would suck if it does, considering you don't need PS+ or Xbox Gold to play.

    EDIT: Seems you do need Xbox Gold. That sucks. You don't need PS+ though.
     
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    Well, the presentation (announcement trailer) was very good
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Is this game good?
     
  9. kevin corms

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    Millions love it, why not try it yourself?
     
  10. Seriel

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    It's free on almost every platform, if you want to form an opinion the quickest way is to try it yourself since everyone else gets rather opinionated about their views so it's not worth asking other people.
     
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    Will it have local multiplayer?
     
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    No, online-only.
     
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    Oh wow, I wonder how they managed that. Even games that don't touch xbox or sony servers usually require + or gold. Here's hoping the same holds true for nintendo.
     
  14. Zumoly

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    I knew we could not have the best of both worlds.
     
  15. DeslotlCL

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    You actually need gold to play it on xbox...
     
  16. OkazakiTheOtaku

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    Oh, word? huh. From experience you don't need PS+ and so for some dumb reason I figured it would be the same on Xbox.

    Well, matches are around ~100 people so that would be a difficult local-play session. Maybe when Playgrounds mode comes out.
     
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  17. StarGazerTom

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    Struggling hard here to not update from 4.1.0 to latest to grab it.

    Hnnnnnnnng!
     
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  18. DeslotlCL

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    Yup. You can play it free on ps4 without having a plus subscription. But on xbox one you need to have a gold subscription to play it online.

    It also explains why sony offers two exclusives skins for ps+ users.
     
  19. OkazakiTheOtaku

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    Be strong! Wait for Atmosphere's emunand! I don't mind waiting for Emunand because I play Fortnite on PS4. Can't wait until I can use this version though.
     
  20. Rel

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    Good thing is it's cross play with every system except the PS4 because of Sony.
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/12/...ross-play-sony-ps4-microsoft-xbox-one-e3-2018
     
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