'Fortnite' is available right now for free on the Nintendo Switch

Is Fortnite Cross Play on Nintendo Switch?

You can just plug your headphones into the jack like God intended, according to developers from Epic Games on today's Nintendo Treehouse Live stream from the E3 show floor. A representative at Epic Games said players on Nintendo Switch will be able to compete against players on Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile devices.

Immediately after Nintendo's E3 press briefing, I headed to the Switch eShop to download Fortnite so I could play it at my desk. The studio published a blog post a few weeks ago detailing what the future of the game holds, which you can find right here.

Less than a year after it was released in July 2017, online open world coop survival game Fortnite has taken the video gaming world by storm.

Sony hasn't specifically said why it is blocking cross-platform play, but it's likely because it's now dominating the console market and doesn't want anything to jeopardise that.

$100M commitment to esports prizes will be split across different levels of play.

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Additionally, Epic insists that qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. "Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there'll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too". The Fortnite World Cup qualifiers will begin in the Fall that will culminate in a battle of the best in late 2019. Many are now playing the game without voice chat, but the battle royale game will have native voice chat support this Thursday.

Neither Sony nor Epic Games responded to a request for comment. For continual updates on the game's server status you can check back here.

And indeed - players of Fortnite have the option to pay for the game's Battle Pass - a system of challenges that unlock a number of in-game items.

The duo of Domentos and Mongraal were able to survive a long and hard day of competitive Fortnite action to claim victory in the KEEMSTAR Friday Fortnite UMG Tournament.

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