‘Fortnite’ Switch Rumors Include Cross-Platform Play and Exclusive Items

Fortnite may make the jump to Nintendo Switch, if recent rumors are to be believed. This information comes from the Twitter group known as @LeakyPandy. The group has previously leaked correct information about recent Nintendo Direct events.

While the group has a track record of correct information they emphasize this is still just rumor. The group explains they have been exposed to contradicting information, but feel the time is right to at least shed some light on what has been revealed so far.

The big takeaways are an emphasis on Fortnite Battle Royale being a separate game from the story-driven “Save The World” co-op game mode. For the Battle Royale fans, @LeakyPandy says there won’t be much difference between the Switch version and the versions on other consoles. There will be cross-platform play, but like Rocket League and other games before it, that will likely be limited to Xbox One and PC players. Sony hasn’t cooperated on cross-platform play in the past, and will likely maintain its stance here.

Online play for the Switch is free until the service officially launches in September. From there, the service will be priced at $3.99 per month or $19.99 per year. Once launched, players will be required to use an app on a smart device to talk with others in-game.

As for Save The World, this mode will support local co-op play between different Switch consoles. Remember when that early Switch trailer where groups of gamers brought their consoles together to play? That seems like it will be a major point for Nintendo to focus on. Save The World might also launch separately from Battle Royale.

Along with the local co-op, the Save The World mode will include Nintendo-exclusive items. Expect these to be cosmetic items, similar to the Nintendo-exclusive items in Rocket League or Skyrim.

As for when an official announcement will be made, the leakers say to expect news at this year’s E3 in June. Again, this information is based on rumors and even the leakers are warning others to take caution and not get too excited. That said, all this makes a ton of sense for both Nintendo and Epic to put one of the most popular games right now on a very popular console, and seems like a no-brainer move.

So what do you think? Do you want to see Fortnite on Nintendo Switch? Would you be excited to see cross-platform support included for Battle Royale mode? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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