'Fortnite' for Nintendo Switch Released During E3 Direct

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch was announced and released today during Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation Tuesday afternoon. The game features the exact same content as PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS. Players can sign in using their existing Epic account to maintain progress between versions. It goes live at 1 p.m. EDT.

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.

While a Switch port of Fortnite was more or less an inevitability given the game's massive success, rumors of an E3 release started swirling earlier this month when a listing for the game appeared on the Korean Ratings Board website. It was additionally corroborated by a leaked Nintendo E3 document and a continuously updating page data mined from the Switch eShop. In short, Fortnite on Switch is one of the most exciting E3 developments that has never truly been a surprise.

This news arrives mere hours before the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Streamed live from the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, 50 celebrity-pro duos will compete for a $3 million charity prize. While the contestants probably won't be playing on Switch, the announcement of a new version is a nice way to lead into the main event.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and iOS.

Will Switch be your main platform for Fortnite now that you can play it there? What are your thoughts on Nintendo's E3 Direct? Tell us in the comments section!