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  • Summary: Jump in to be the last one standing in the free 100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. Earn your Victory. Squad up together online with friends in the same room or around the world. BUILD & DESTROY - Shape the battlefield by building your own cover. OpponentJump in to be the last one standing in the free 100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. Earn your Victory. Squad up together online with friends in the same room or around the world. BUILD & DESTROY - Shape the battlefield by building your own cover. Opponent hiding behind a wall? Take out their cover to get the edge. GEAR UP - Board the battle bus and drop in on your favorite zone. Gather resources, collect gear, and battle your opponents. SQUAD UP WITH FRIENDS - Team up online with your friends around the world or in the same room. WEEKLY UPDATES & EVENTS - Updates constantly fuel the fun with new gameplay modes, outfits, weapons and items. [Nintendo]
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 21, 2018
    90
    They said it wasn't possible on Switch, but now it's here, Nintendo fans won't be able to escape the phenomenon for any longer. It nails the get a little better each time feel, and that's what makes it so addictive. Add in the Save the World mode and it's an equal match for the other systems.
  2. Jun 13, 2018
    85
    Fortnite on the Switch is still Fornite, albeit with a few graphical concessions. And Fortnite is good.
  3. Jun 13, 2018
    80
    Fortnite is a free game that is already one of the Switch's best shooters. No reason not to jump in and play.
  4. Jun 15, 2018
    80
    Epic has delivered the full fat Fortnite: Battle Royale experience on the ‘homeheld’. The omission of Save the World is disappointing, and you’re sure to notice the framerate difference if you’re coming from other consoles, but performance-wise, it’s steady and perfectly playable. There’s room for improvement – motion-assisted aiming should be top of the patch list – but ultimately, that just-one-more feeling survives the transition intact. Before you know it, you’ll be eyeing the clock at 3:56 am thinking ‘hmm, that’s not a round number’. The heart-pounding suspense of making it to the final two may not be healthy, but it sure is addictive.
  5. Jun 14, 2018
    80
    Fortnite for Nintendo Switch delivers the same fun, compelling battle royale experience already available on the other platforms.
  6. Jun 14, 2018
    78
    Fortnite is not a masterpiece, yet it is one of the most important games in the current videogame panorama. If you are wondering why this happened, you just have to hold the joycons and spend a few minutes in the company of ninety-nine other players, whether you are at home or at lunch at work. Warning: it could be addictive.
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  1. Jun 13, 2018
    Fortnite works fine on the Nintendo Switch, but it also fails to take advantage of the system's unique aspects... so far.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    Fortnite on a Handheld console is great. Ive been wanting this port for ages and its finally here! A few things that need to be fixed, but i'mFortnite on a Handheld console is great. Ive been wanting this port for ages and its finally here! A few things that need to be fixed, but i'm sure it will be fixed in updates in the future. Also if you are thinking of buying a Switch just for Fortnite, go ahead because its that good. Also it looks a lot better than Mobile and the controls are way better as well. Go download it now if you haven't already because it's a free game. 10/10 Great Port Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    I played it because it was free. Now I am an addict. Take Call of Duty meets Minecraft meets Second life and you have an amazing game theI played it because it was free. Now I am an addict. Take Call of Duty meets Minecraft meets Second life and you have an amazing game the family can play. Did you read the part where I said it was free? No gimmicks. Pure 100% free.

    Ignore the zero score haters who post these low scores just for clickbait attention. The game looks better than the iphone version and looks and plays as good as PS4 and XBOXONE.
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  3. Jun 13, 2018
    9
    As a first time player of Fortnite due to South East Asia PS Store not having it, I downloaded this FREE game as it launched. It runs superblyAs a first time player of Fortnite due to South East Asia PS Store not having it, I downloaded this FREE game as it launched. It runs superbly on the Nintendo and is great fun. Very little time waiting to enter the battles which was really surprising after the time it takes to matchmake on Rocket League.
    Fortnite does not force you to pay for anything, as the in-game currency which can be purchased is good for aesthetics only and doesn’t make any difference to performance.
    Again it’s Free, so if you don’t like it, don’t worry, it’s cost you nothing. For me it’s a must-have entry on the Switch.
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  4. Jun 18, 2018
    8
    My kids persuaded me to give Fortnite a go and I've decided to put more time into it and see what the game is about. Now I've actually playedMy kids persuaded me to give Fortnite a go and I've decided to put more time into it and see what the game is about. Now I've actually played Fortnite on all platforms so I'm going to review Fortnite on its own merits and then cover the Switch version afterwards to compare it to the PC/PS4/Xbox versions. If you want to skip ahead to that bit just look for the row of *s

    Fortnite is developed by Epic games and was originally designed to be a 3rd person co-op survival game, That part of the game is still around but when the Battle Royale genre exploded with the arrival of PUBG Epic games saw an opportunity and remoulded their game, enter Fortnite: Battle Royale. Although Fortnite shares some obvious similarities with PUBG it has a lot of obvious differences. For starters where PUBG goes for the realistic mil-sim approach Fortnite goes for bright and colourful graphics. Instead of a military plane, in Fortnite we jump from a party bus. the premise is still the same though,up to 100 players are dropped into a map which is constantly shrinking due to the Blue Zone/Storm, with the goal of looting weapons and gear in order to become the last person or team left standing. At first glance you might be forgiven for thinking that Fortnite is a kids game and that would be a huge mistake. Whilst the game is massively popular with kids there's a lot more going on than just jumping around the map trying to shoot each other. Take the building mechanics for example. Building in Fortnite can be just as crucial a skill as shooting. Out building your foe can be the difference between an early return to the lobby or that much sought after Victory. It's frustrating to learn the art of building but it can't be overstated how rewarding it is when you manage to out-build someone, knowing that your skills were just better in that encounter. Building used in this way is pretty groundbreaking and sets Fortnite aside from its competitors. Building forts and trying to get the high ground can be important but if like me, you aren't very good at it then you can for the most part get by with just using simpler structures. It's clear though that to really become good at Fortnite then building is a skill worth learning. I love the loot system in Fortnite, no matter where you drop it is possible to get yourself reasonably well kitted out and get you in on the action or keep you alive long enough to get yourself better loot. Weapons come in a variety of rarities and these rarities can turn the tide of a battle.
    The progression system in Fortnite is really good, especially if you purchase the Battle Pass and is the area that PUBG fails miserably in perhaps the most. In Fortnight you have challenges to complete and levelling up your tiers provides you with fun rewards or XP boosts. Cosmetic DLC can be purchased from the store and there's none of the frankly pathetic Loot box system found in PUBG where you buy a key and end up with a billion red T-shirts. In Fortnite you visit the store, see what you want and buy it. Prices for Skins are a bit steep but you can earn Skins just by levelling up your tiers during a season and as it's a free to play game I guess we can't really say much about it.

    I think for me though the standout area where Fortnite absolutely trounces PUBG is in the way the game runs. Fortnite is so well optimised that its totally understandable to me now why so many players are leaving PUBG behind. Don't get me wrong i will still play PUBG just as much as I always have but one can't help but admire Fortnite for how smoothly it plays.
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    How Does the Switch Version compare to the Other platforms? Surprisingly well to be honest considering how much power the other consoles have over it. The Switch version can be played either in handheld mode or on the TV but if you are out and about you will obviously need an internet connection. The Switch version obviously has lower resolution and frame rate than its PS4/Xbox counterpart but the core of the game is still the same and shows just how well the Unreal 4 engine performs. the most notable difference is the frame rate. Instead of 60FPS we get 30FPS and resolution sits between 720p and 900p (dynamic scaling is used in docked mode). The Pro Controler is definitely the best way to play but the joy-cons are ok once you get used to them. It's truly awesome to be able to take a meaningful version of the game out and about though and in my humble opinion the Nintendo Switch version can sit proudly next to the other platforms.
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  5. Jun 16, 2018
    8
    An excellent Switch port, with minor framerate drops that do not affect gameplay, which works great in both handheld and docked mode.
  6. Jun 13, 2018
    8
    The real fortnite on the go

    Fortnite feels right at home on switch due to its excellent controls and good visuals. This is the real deal.
    The real fortnite on the go

    Fortnite feels right at home on switch due to its excellent controls and good visuals. This is the real deal. It is truly fortnite on the go
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  7. Jun 15, 2018
    0
    Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is the worst version of Fortnite, it looks better even on iPhone, Epic doesnt give us an option to play at 60 fps,Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is the worst version of Fortnite, it looks better even on iPhone, Epic doesnt give us an option to play at 60 fps, and the portability inst an excuse this time, the game runs lots better on any iPhone and its more easy to take your iPhone to play whenever you want. Expand

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