Updated story (6:30pm): Fortnite is available now in North America - but players elsewhere will have to wait a little bit longer.

The game will launch at 5pm EST or 9pm UTC - that's 10pm in the UK.

Developer Epic Games confirmed it's the same game as on other platforms - same map, content and weekly updates.


Original story (5:15pm): Nintendo has just announced that Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch today at 6pm BST.

The game will be a free download from the eShop. Nintendo made the announcement during its E3 Nintendo Direct. Will there be Nintendo-themed skins to buy? No word yet, but I am (animal) crossing my fingers for a Spike costume.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (32)

About the author

Christian Donlan

Christian Donlan

Features Editor

Christian Donlan is a features editor for Eurogamer. He is the author of The Unmapped Mind, published as The Inward Empire in the US.

More articles by Christian Donlan

Comments (32)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

Fortnite Piano locations - where to find the Pleasant Park and Lonely Lodge Sheet Music and Pianos

Where to where to find the Pleasant Park and Lonely Lodge Sheet Music and Pianos in Fortnite.

Fortnite abandoned mansion Dance Off location: Where to compete in a Dance Off explained

Here's where to compete in a Dance Off at an abandoned mansion in Fortnite.

Fortnite Challenges - Week 2 Challenges list, Challenge reset times explained

Everything you need to know about Weekly Challenges in Fortnite.

Fortnite Crown of RVs, Metal Turtle and Submarine locations

Where to dance at the Crown of RVs, Metal Turtle and Submarine locations in Fortnite.

Fortnite Snowfall secret Battle Star locations from unlocking loading screens

How to find Snowfall locations and their secret Battle Stars in Fortnite.