Along with the exciting Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am premiering today, E3 2018 is only the beginning for this hit game. But if you've been playing Fortnite on the PS4 and want to move your progress over to the Switch, there's no such luck. You can do this on your Nintendo Switch itself when you first boot up Fortnite, or you can do so on the official Epic Games site. The game features the exact same content as PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS. We assume that cross-play with all of these other platforms will be supported on the Nintendo Switch. "Cross-play and cross progression on Switch work with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile", the company confirmed. You can also purchase a Battle Pass season subscription at a cost of about $10. In the same vein, 56 percent disagreed that cross-platform play would convince them to buy into a console's service like PSN or Xbox Live versus 13 percent who agreed it would. (2044MB, to be exact.) It specifies this will be the free-to-play, 100-plaer battle royale. That data includes the release date, which reads June 12, 2018-a.k.a. the date of Nintendo's E3 presentation tomorrow. In fact, it's arriving even earlier than we imagined, available today as a free download from the Nintendo eShop.
While this is great news, it just makes me wonder why this wasn't the default for Splatoon 2, the Switch's other game that uses voice chat. One hundred people jump out of Fortnite's battle bus and parachute down to an island, search for assault rifles and gear, then battle it out until only one person is left standing, resulting in a victory royale. However, the gravity of the situation came to the forefront when the father found her sitting on an urine-soaked cushion while playing the game.
So it may well cost you V-Bucks to send items to your buddies.