It's Finally Official, Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Today on Switch

It's Finally Official, Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Today on Switch

It's Finally Official, Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Today on Switch

The leak was first reported by Variety, which cited a tweet from Simon Aarons, a data miner who saw the release date on Nintendo's eShop.

The Switch is a great platform for the title, what with its console/handheld hybrid status and the popularity of playing Fortnite anywhere and everywhere, on seemingly any device that can possibly play a video game.

In the United States, the Fortnite addiction is equally as bad with many parents trying to figure out how to keep their kids away from the battle royale.

Fortnite coming to Switch has been known for a little while, as it was rated by the Korean ratings board, then dataminers found the game's Switch icon, then the game's store page leaked ahead of its reveal today.

Fortnite is a wonderfully addicting battle royale mode in which 100 players are dropped onto an island - either as a squad, duo, or solo - and fight 'til the death until only one player or team is left standing.

Interestingly, there was also no mention of cross-platform play between the Nintendo Switch and any of the other platforms it is available on. Of course, whether those games can pull off the same addicting gameplay as Fortnite remains to be seen.

But, now horrified parents have come forward to tell how their daughter became hooked to the game and would play up to 10 hours straight.

The game, which has more than 40 million monthly active users and has become a cultural phenomenon, will be available today, Nintendo said at the E3 video game convention on Tuesday. 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. We have to assume that this package will include exclusively the Battle Royale mode, as opposed to the full game that it now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

A brand new skin is now available in Fortnite-but it's exclusive for players with PlayStation Plus accounts. But what happens when you get addicted?

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