Fortnite Nintendo Switch Release Date and Download Size Revealed

James Marshall
June 13, 2018

When booting into the game on Switch with a PS4 account, you'll receive the error message, "This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch".

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, expressed his desires for PS4 and Xbox to be able to cross-play together. Aside from multiple leaks thanks to news outlets and ratings boards, now another leak has revealed the Fortnite Nintendo Switch release date and download size. And the game held a 16.3 percent market share among its competitors in the widely-popular battle royale game genre, more than Battlegrounds or H1Z1, according to data aggregated by Newzoo in March.

Nintendo, in its pre-E3 press conference, announced Tuesday that players can download Fortnite free of charge and begin playing immediately, starting at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday. The game's rise in popularity has led to numerous other developers attempting to inject the mode into their own IPs, including Activision with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and EA with Battlefield V.

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It has also been reported that cross-play will be available too, although it will only be with some platforms. It's a complex, silly, and - most importantly - free game that's available on almost every platform: PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Using the Shotgun Tool, Aarons was able to see plenty of details for the free-to-play game, including the fact that it will be released tomorrow, June 12.

To find the skin, just search for "Fortnite Battle Royale: PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack 2". 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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