The biggest game in the world, 'Fortnite,' is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch

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  • “Fortnite” is headed to the Nintendo Switch – a perfect marriage of an absurdly popular game with an absurdly popular game console.
  • Nintendo announced the news at E3 2018, the annual video game industry trade show, in Los Angeles.
  • The game’s arrival on Switch has been hotly anticipated by fans – and even some celebrities.
  • Nintendo says the game will be available at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning, so you don’t have long to wait.

It’s finally happening: “Fortnite” is coming to the Nintendo Switch. And it’s coming out immediately, at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning.

Nintendo announced the news on Tuesday morning during its annual briefing at E3, the video game industry trade show held in Los Angeles.

As with every other platform that “Fortnite” is available on, the game’s wildly popular Battle Royale mode will be free-to-play on the Switch as well. Like the other versions, you only have to spend money if you want the game’s premium features, which are very much optional.

Fortnite (loot chest)Epic Games

Keep hearing about “Fortnite” and don’t know what it is?

The part of “Fortnite” that’s so incredibly popular is the Battle Royale mode, which pits 100 real players against each other in a kill-or-be-killed scenario. The last person to survive wins the round – a so-called “Victory Royale.”

The game mixes third-person shooting in a surreal, cartoony world with the ability to rapidly construct structures. It’s a complex, silly, and – most importantly – free game that’s available on nearly every platform: PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It’s headed to Android devices this summer.

And now, it’s also on the Nintendo Switch!

Nintendo said the game can be played on-the-go or at home, per the Switch’s main functionality as a portaable or a TV-based game console. Here’s how it looks at home:

Fortnite for SwitchNintendo

Switch players are able to play with the tens of millions of players on every other platform that the game’s available on – except for PlayStation 4, unfortunately. To be all the way clear: Switch players of “Fortnite” can play with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile, but not PlayStation 4.

Take a look at the first trailer right here:

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