Fortnite now available for Nintendo Switch, and it's completely free

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A representative at Epic Games said players on Nintendo Switch will be able to compete against players on Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile devices. More succinctly, that means if you had your Epic account linked to a PSN profile, you'll have to go through the process of unlinking that account - often including progression resets - in order to connect with the Switch version. They have yet to respond to the situation. At least, from those who wish to play on the Switch.

Now we not only know it's real, it's available nearly instantly.

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Finding people to fill the 100 needed for each match would be a tall order for a game that wasn't as popular as Fortnite. The inverse is also happening, limiting accounts that are first used on Switch from playing on PS4. Curiously, this doesn't happen when using an Epic account from Xbox One or PC.

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Fortnite is free-to-play so you can jump in whenever you want without worrying about breaking the bank on an experience you may not like.

With $100 million in prize money set to be distributed by Epic Games between 2018 and 2019 for Fortnite esports tournaments, everyone in the community has been wondering how the season will be formatted.

This will allow you to join your Switch friend's lobby to squad up.

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