Fortnite Nintendo Switch Release Date and Download Size Revealed

Nintendo Switch getting Netflix and You Tube apps suggest Best Buy 'error'

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For European players, it will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop at around 11pm BST, and is out now in the US.

Fortnite's most popular format is the Battle Royale, in which 100 players fight each other until one is left standing. Now you can take the game with you on-the-go on a device more capable than a smartphone.

After much speculation, Fortnite Battle Royale has been officially confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch - available on Tuesday June 12th.

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Gamers play \"Fortnite\" against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler \"Ninja\" Blevins during Ninja Vegas \'18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In addition to the release date, the leaked listing also reveals that the file size will come in at 2044MB (almost exactly 2GB).


The girl's mum Carole, 36, told the Sunday People: "We had no idea, when we let her play the game, of the addictive nature or the impact it could have on her mental health". A new entry in the popular Mario Party series, which blends video game and board game together, will be released on 5 October. The Switch's online services are now free, but starting in September Nintendo will begin to charge for online multiplayer.

With just hours to go until the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 live stream, at least one surprise appears to have been thoroughly spoiled by leaks and data mines.

For those keeping score, Fortnite is now available for the PC, macOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS. Other items of note are that the game will of course support add-on content, with V-Bucks and the Wingman Starter Pack being prominently listed.

However, even better is the fact that the game is now available to play for free on the Nintendo eShop, and will be available to play on the system today at 10am PT/1pm ET.

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