Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

E3 2018: Fortnite confirmed for Nintendo Switch, available today

E3 2018: Fortnite confirmed for Nintendo Switch, available today

Yes, after weeks and weeks of speculation, Nintendo has officially confirmed that Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The Fortnite on Switch announcement was "leaked" and rumored previously, and many fans did expect an announcement at E3, and Nintendo did not disappoint.

This time around, the simulation cooperative cooking game includes online multiplayer, interactive maps, dynamic maps, and plenty of new mechanics.

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Will you be plunging yourself into the mayhem of Tilted Towers on your Switch?

Fortnite's most popular mode is called Battle Royale and sees players take on 99 others online to be the last person standing in a battle for survival. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT at the Banc of California Stadium, the home of MLS team the LAFC, which opened in April.

Battle Royale starts with 100 players who all jump from a plane onto a small island where they fight to the death until only one player is victorious. And with absolutely zero barriers to entry, you should definitely download this free-to-play battle royale game.

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Microsoft then emphasized that point by pouring autumn leaves from the ceiling onto the crowd of thousands in the theater. The game is set in Britain and features dynamic seasons in a shared open world where you play with the entire community.

The game will be rolling out to all regions via the Nintendo eShop today.

Popular with children and stars like Tottenham's Deli Ali, the game has gripped millions across the globe.

With just hours to go until the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 live stream, at least one surprise appears to have been thoroughly spoiled by leaks and data mines.

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Fortnite is immediately available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and both Android and Apple iOS devices. Specifically, it includes 600 V-Bucks (in-game currency used to purchase cosmetics and emotes in battle royale), the fighter pilot-looking Wingman Outfit and the Bogey Bag Back Bling.

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