Fortnite won’t support cross-play between Nintendo Switch and PS4

Fortnite Launching on the Nintendo Switch Today

While this is great news, it just makes me wonder why this wasn't the default for Splatoon 2, the Switch's other game that uses voice chat.

K.L. Smith, community and esports operations manager at Epic Games, gave some more details about where all that money is going and who will be able to participate.

Nintendo announced that Fortnite: Battle Royale would be live in the USA from 10 AM PT on June 12. The Epic game is now available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS, in addition to the new Nintendo console.

But many veteran Fortniters discovered an unpleasant surprise waiting for them when they tried to log into Switch with their old Epic Games accounts.

The premise of the game is nearly identical to that of Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG), another online game that has seen huge popularity on PC and Xbox One.

As far as we can tell, this limitation also extends to Epic Games accounts tied to PlayStation Network accounts: since PSN-tied Epic accounts can't be used on Xbox One, it stands to reason that they can't be used on the new Nintendo Switch version either.

A recent leak suggested that Fortnite Nintendo Switch would be revealed during Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation.

Set in a huge map this version of the game puts 100 players against each other. The portable capabilities of the console might make Fortnite even better than ever, so we expect the sales of the Nintendo device to spike in the coming months.

It isn't especially hard to make a new Epic account, but Fortnite employs a battle pass program that players buy into to receive challenges and rewards. In addition to local multiplayer against others playing on their Switches, you'll also get cross-platform play, against those on PCs, Macs, Xbox One, Android and iOS.

So it may well cost you V-Bucks to send items to your buddies.

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