service on Thursday, and one of the more notable details was the need to subscribe to the service for multiplayer games. Detailed in one of the FAQs, however, it specifically mentions the super-popular shooter as one of the games exempt from the policy, and it implies that there will be others.
For instance, Tencent confirmed to Variety that its multiplayer battle title, , falls under the no-subscription umbrella as well.
Policies on subscription requirements vary across platforms, even for the same game. Fortnite on the doesn't require a subscription, but on it does require Xbox Live Gold.
We asked Nintendo how it decided when Switch Online membership was required, and the company responded, "Certain games, such as Fortnite, can be played online without a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Various factors could determine if a game requires the service."
The FAQ also notes that sharing screenshots and video over social networks, updates and some other services won't require a membership either.
Fortnite is free to play, and sensationally popular with kids, who probably don't have mom or dad's credit card at their disposal.
Switch Online costs $3.99 (£3.45, AU$5.95) per month, or $20 (£18, AU$30) if buy a year's subscription..