Fortnite's New Switch Version Offers Everything You Need Except

  • The battle royale juggernaut Fortnite expanded its reach further by launching on Nintendo Switch shortly after it was officially announced during Nintendo's E3 presentation. It's free around the Eshop and has all of the features with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions (apart from the co-op Save the World mode--it's Battle Royale only). Fortnite on Switch lives inside same Fortnite Items ecosystem as all the other versions; when you hop in, Season 4 plus the current weekly challenges are live. The Battle Pass is obtainable, and grouping up in parties works exactly the same.
    Although you may link your Epic account towards the Switch version if you are playing on PC, Xbox One, or mobile to maintain working in your progress, PS4 players are left inside the dust. Sony is blocking user from linking accounts cross-platform, that also means there isn't any cross-play between these platforms. This says a little more about Sony personal computer does about Nintendo, but it is something long-time PS4 players should know about, in addition to those aiming to play with their PS4-having friends.
    Your mileage will change when using Joy-Con; Fortnite is really a shooter of course. Weapons which need precise aiming, like sniper rifles, can be a bit more tough to use considering the limited range of motion in the Joy-Con analog sticks. Don't expect motion controls to save lots of you because they haven't been implemented. Pro Controller owners wouldn't need to bother about this, certainly. Otherwise, the many controls while using a gamepad are sensibly translated to Switch.
    One from the more significant differences to notice while playing on Nintendo's handheld-console hybrid is that this framerate has had a hit, both docked and undocked. Certain visual anomalies like texture pop-in are noticeable, but try not to really affect gameplay just like the lower framerate does. This makes firefights and building intricate structures harder to regulate, particularly if things get hectic. A PC can theoretically run an infinite framerate and PS4 and Xbox One run for a smooth 60 FPS, and jumping between those versions and also the Switch could possibly be jarring for a few players. By no means performs this make Fortnite unplayable on Nintendo's platform; the core gameplay remains intact even though it's not by far the most optimal version.
    Since Fortnite: Battle Royale is often a solely a multiplayer experience, you should be connected on the internet all the time to play. And unfortunately, as noted above, the cooperative mode called Save The World is just not currently open to Switch users.
    For a much more critical understand this wildly popular game which includes had millions of players, make sure you read our official Fortnite: Battle Royale review. We had some idea that Fortnite was going to Switch Fortnite Weapons and before E3, because of Chance The Rapper speaking too soon in the hilarious tweet. A few other members on the GameSpot staff had impressions of Fortnite on Switch and it is possible to watch their discussion.