Fortnite on Nintendo Switch available to download now
Nintendo Switch owners, it's time to join the Fortnite craze.
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Also of note to Switch users: Fortnite may have better online communication than other Switch games, which require you to chat on your phone through an app while playing.
The battle royale genre is fairly new to
, but the rules are simple. One hundred people jump out of Fortnite's battle bus and parachute onto an island, search for assault rifles and gear, then battle it out until only one person is left standing, resulting in a victory royale. Meanwhile a storm closes over the island with ever-shrinking circles, forcing people to fight to survive.
First published June 12, 9:11 a.m. PT. Update, 1:04 p.m. PT: Adds additional info on voice chat and absence of PS4 cross-play.