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(Pocket-lint) - Fortnite has been a massive success on every format out there. You can get it, in different forms, for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS.

An Android version is confirmed to be coming soon and, very recently, Fortnite for Nintendo Switch was made available on the Nintendo eShop

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch price and release date

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch was heavily rumoured before Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation, along with other announced games including Monster Hunter Generations and FIFA 19. And the speculation was right.

As of Tuesday 12 June, it was made available in multiple regions worldwide, including the UK and US. And for free.

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch is a 4GB download - you can download it right now from the Nintendo eShop at no cost to you. It has both local and online multiplayer modes.

What is Fortnite for Nintendo Switch like? 

Nintendo says that weekly updates and new gameplay modes will keep the action fresh "for seasoned Fortnite players and newcomers alike".

Epic Games could add Save the World to the Switch version at a later date, but the developer says there are no current plans. You can, of course, play Battle Royale from the get-go.

The Switch release is playable both in portable and docked mode, so offers the best of both worlds.

Nintendo also showed off new footage of Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Nintendo Switch that enables up to eight players to take part in action-packed battles.

Will you be able to play with gamers on other platforms? 

Yes... but Sony has blocked cross-play of Fortnite between the PS4 and Switch, much to the anger of gamers. If you've played Fortnite on PS4 and try to sign in with your Epic Games account on the Nintendo Switch, you're greeted with an error message: "This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch," it exclaims. 

The Switch version of Fortnite still supports cross-play between Xbox One, PC, Mac and mobile. 

Read more: Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch.

How to set up Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

After you have downloaded Fortnite from the eShop, just start the game and you will be prompted to sign into your Epic Games account or create a new one if you haven't done so already.

This will require your name, in-game username, email address and a password.

The game will then either attempt to sign into the nearest server or create the account. It can take some time to do either as it is hugely popular and the servers are often very busy.

Writing by Rik Henderson and Dan Grabham. Originally published on 7 June 2018.