Sony is blocking Fortnite cross-play on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Hackers Being Banned From Online Services: Reports

Fortnite Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

As it stands you can now play Fortnite on Xbox One, PS4, iPhone, iPad and now Nintendo Switch. It's not now available in the Switch version of Epic's popular battle royale game that launched today, but will be on Thursday.

The premise of the game is nearly identical to that of Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG), another online game that has seen huge popularity on PC and Xbox One.

Does this decision affect you at all, or do your Fortnite friends stick to compatible cross-play platforms? Regardless, if you've played on PS4 and now want to play on Switch, you'll have to create a new Epic Games account wholly separate from the one tied to your PSN account.

It's important to note that the Switch version of Fortnite only features the free Battle Royale mode and not the PvE-centric Save the World campaign.

Nintendo Switch Hackers Being Banned From Online Services: Reports

Fortnite has quickly become the year's biggest game phenomenon, quickly surpassing rival battle royale shooter Player Unknown Battlegrounds in popularity and bringing in a ton of revenue. Twitter user Simon Aarons was able to get an early look at the Nintendo Switch eShop listing for Fortnite and has posted for all to see.

Fortnite on Switch will support voice chat through the headphone jack and not through some stupid phone app, just like a normal-ass game. A new entry in the popular Mario Party series, which blends video game and board game together, will be released on 5 October.

It has also been revealed that - even after the Switch announcement - Sony still won't let players of other console platforms mingle with players on the PS4.

Sony's stubborn isolationism could ironically have the effect of convincing Fortnite fans to make the Switch (or Xbox) their primary Battle Royale console, since it allows them to play against a larger group of opponents without restrictions.


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