Do You Need Nintendo Switch Online To Play Fortnite?


There is no shortage of free-to-play games to choose from on Nintendo Switch these days, but few titles hold the same level of popularity as Epic Games’ battle royale mega-hit Fortnite. Thanks to an endless supply of creativity, gameplay that is easy to pick up but difficult to master, and an ever-expanding in-game narrative, Fortnite brings in millions of players each month. With such a dedicated following, it’s quite clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

However, as an online multiplayer game, you may be wondering if you’ll need a subscription to play online on your Switch. Lucky for you, Fortnite on Switch does not require Nintendo Switch Online membership to play online.

All you need to do to play Fortnite online on your Switch is download the game for free and then follow the prompt that asks you to link your console to your Epic Games account, which you can create here. Once that’s done, you’re ready to jump in and start blasting and building to your heart’s content.

Lastly, it’s worth noting that Fortnite syncs your data across all platforms with your Epic Games account, too, so your progress and friend list will be shared across PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, and mobile devices.

Fortnite is free-to-play on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Android.

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