Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Fortnite On Switch Won't Require Subscription For Online Play

Fortnite On Switch Won't Require Subscription For Online Play

Fortnite fans will be pleased to discover that playing the Battle Royale game online on Nintendo Switch consoles will not require a paid subscription to Nintendo's Online service.

According to an FAQ page on Nintendo's website, "Save data stored with Save Data Cloud can not be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership". The details of the service were revealed as part of Thursday's Nintendo Direct announcement. Furthermore, the site teases exclusive deals for Nintendo Switch Online members, what these entail are yet to be known though we won't be surprised to see these operate similar to added discounts on games for PS Plus and Xbox Live subscribers.

Nintendo's FAQ about the Nintendo Switch Online service confirms this with the first answer on the page addressing a question Nintendo Switch owners were already wondering: What games can be played without Nintendo Switch Online? The store pages for the free-to-play games available on the eShop no longer mention this exemption, however, including Fortnite.

Yes, you don't plan on subscribing to the Nintendo Switch Online service, you won't be able to buy the NES Controller.

While the Switch Pro Controller also has its own icon.

So, for instance 8BitDo make a selection of retro inspired controllers for the Switch.


Could SNES classics like A Link To The Past soon be playable on the Nintendo Switch?

At the end of last month dataminers found the Switch's upcoming firmware 6.0.0 has already been uploaded to Nintendo server, Nintendo Life reported.

They also discovered a symbol for what appeas to be a SNES controller.

The Nintendo Switch Online Service is launching in the United Kingdom on Wednesday September 19.

It will cost £3.49 for one month, £6.99 for three months and £17.99 for 12 months.

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