Fortnite has arrived on the Switch, and it's pretty good — but near-useless if you've already been playing on PS4 Fortnite on the Switch is good enough to make Sony’s cross-play policy look even more stupid. New, 57 comments. By Sam Byford@345triangle Jun 13, 2018, 8:00am EDT.
was announced for Nintendo Switch during the Nintendo E3 2018 briefing, and it was released immediately after the event. The launch hasn't gone entirely to plan, however. [ Update: It seems the problems have been resolved, and we've been able to play online. You can check out a new gameplay video above.] In a tweet, developer Epic Games said it's looking into problems with matchmaking on Switch. Thankfully, there is a temporary workaround--logging out and back in.
Hopefully a more permanent solution becomes available soon. We're currently investigating issues with matchmaking for Switch players.
Logging out and logging back in should fix this issue. Follow our status page for more info — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) Fortnite on Switch is the same game as the existing PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile versions. 100 players drop out of the sky from the Battle Bus and fight to the death until one person remains. Part of what makes Fortnite unique is that it has a building element where you can create walls and structures to fortify yourself and stay alive longer.
Fortnite is free, but it makes money--a lot of money--from microtransactions. The game's Save the World mode is not coming to Nintendo Switch, a representative for Epic Games told GameSpot. We also asked if the game will require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership when that service rolls out in September, but Epic declined to share any specifics. Fortnite for Switch is just one of the many announcements that came out of Nintendo's E3 2018 briefing, which came ahead of the .
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For those that missed the Nintendo E3 conference, Fortnite Battle Royale is now playable on the Switch. It’s great news for both fans and Epic Games on a number of fronts.
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. However, if things do start to wane, Epic Games have made it possible for most players on each platform to join each others servers.
This should keep the numbers good for the foreseeable future, although there are some drawbacks. players can team up with other gamers on Xbox One, PC and Mobile, but they can’t join those on PS4. This is the same for Xbox One, while PS4 players are also barred from joining up with players not on PC and Mobile. The good news for Switch fans, as long as you’ve linked your Switch account to your Epic Games account, you can crossplay with PC, Mac, Xbox and Mobile players.
This also means that all purchased content will be present and all progress will be recorded across Xbox, Switch, PC, Mac, and Mobile. The one massive drawback though is that players who have a PSN linked account can’t switch over to the new Nintendo platform. This means they can’t keep their progress on one account and don’t have access to the cosmetic bought on PS4. This extends to anyone who has ever logged in with the same account on a PlayStation 4 console.
And there isn’t anything you can do about it now, with Epic accounts now locked with those specifications until further notice. If you do try this, an error message from Epic Games pops up, explaining: “This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch. “Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this. To play Fortnite on Switch, please create a new account.” These problems could be solved in the future, although that seems very likely at the moment due to Sony’s current policy on crossplay.
Epic Games have provided a guide on how to operate your crossplay options on the Nintendo Switch, and can be found below: I’m on Switch - how do I squad-up with a friend on PC, Mac, Xbox or iOS? • Link your Switch account to an Epic Games account. • Download the Epic Games Launcher on PC or Mac, or if you have an invite, download the game on iOS/Xbox.
• Add your friend from within the Epic Games Launcher, the game on PC or Mac, or the game on iOS/Xbox. • Select Duos or Squad mode. • Tell your friend to join your party. I’m on Mobile, Xbox, PC or Mac - how do I party up with a friend on Switch? • You will have to become friends on PC, Mac, Xbox or Mobile first. • The Switch player then needs to be in a non-solo queue and have the game privacy setting set to either “public” or “friends”.
• This will allow you to join your Switch friend’s lobby to squad up.
BIG Problems with Fortnite on Nintendo Switch ! Nintendo ID: Quentinox1 Issue: Loading freezing, no textures HD, freezing when the the Switch goes from undocked to docked and no Friend List Description/Details: No full hd textures, after a die, the loading back to the looby is freezing and the Friend List does not appear and when I "Switch" to portable mode the game is freezing How can you reproduce this issue?: I think a lot of people have these problems or it's just me. (Try to reinstall it, to delete all the data from the Switch, without success).
To reproduce this issue you just have to play again, these issues doesn't fix themselves I have been having the same exact issue today as well!
Glad there is a forum about it, been literally looking everywhere. My account: DiviTNation. I reinstalled, reconnected my Nintendo account to no avail. I played just fine before the patch, and my PC account is showing my friends list too.
My friends say they can see me online on the switch but can't join. Not sure what the bug is, but it definitely seems like it's server side. Please fix soon and thanks! I deleted the game and save data again, disconnected my account, re-downloaded the game, reconnected my account and still no friend list! I played a solo for a while then after I died the game still froze on the load screen!
It's 100% not my switch. This is server side and its extremely frustrating. The game was so smooth for me when it first came out on the switch and now this latest update literally broke the game for me. This really needs a hot fix please! They also need to update the textures and draw distance in the Switch version. This game looks worse than any other game currently on the Switch and it should look pretty dang gorgeous.
Please optimize this game more so it's in-line with the other console versions please! And give us the complete Career mode!
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