Fortnite has been announced yesterday during Nintendo’s E3 2018 Direct, to be coming to Nintendo Switch later that day. Fortnite was indeed available on the Nintendo Store at that time, bringing another 2 million Fortnite accounts to the famous battle royale title.
When talking about games that became super popular out of the blue, Fortnite is one of the first to pop into mind. With millions of Twitch and Youtube viewers and millions of daily players, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Epic Games announced today that there are 150 million registered Fortnite accounts on all platforms.
The aforementioned amount of Fortnite accounts is spread across Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, iOS mobile devices and, as of yesterday, Nintendo Switch. The latter is a big success out the bat since there are already 2 million downloads through the Nintendo Store.
Fortnite has proved to be a huge addition to the esports scene too, with Epic Games providing $100 million to various prize pools to fund tournaments and community events during its 2018-2019 competitive season.
The Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite is not as easy as A, B, C. It might take some time before we see some meaningful matches on the hybrid consoles, however, the ability to be able to play your favorite battle royale title on the go is priceless.
In related news, the Thermal Scope Assault Rifle is now available in Battle Royale, letting you snipe enemies through thermal vision, as well as the bouncer, an item to give you a boost here and there, where you need it. Also, there’s a Sniper Shootout limited event ongoing, so if you love sniping but never get to find the appropriate weapon, go ahead and give it a spin.
Remember that you have 25 more days to complete your Battle Pass before Fortnite’s Season 3 ends. If you bought the thing but didn’t get to play much, how about some quality time on your Nintendo Switch?