At the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 event, it was announced that Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo Switch. And while it brings the Fortnite Battle Royale mode to Nintendo’s hybrid console, it appears that developer Epic Games will not be bringing the game’s cooperative experience, Save the World, to the Nintendo Switch. Fortnite Save the World is currently in paid early access on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It makes sense considering most of Epic’s efforts for Fortnite have gone towards the battle royale component.
“We have no plans for Save the World on Switch,” a representative for Epic Games told Gamespot.
Fornite Save the World is the mode the game launched with in July 2017 allowing for cooperative play against hordes of AI-controlled enemies. Fortnite was launched as a paid early access game with plans to be free-to-play when Epic felt it was ready.
However with each update it appears that the game’s Battle Royale mode is where most of Epic’s efforts are going for this PC, PS4, and Xbox One game. More so when you consider Fortnite’s Save the World mode is subject to several issues that are yet to be fixed, according to VG 247 a host of issues regarding its UI are yet to be rectified. The community has been up in arms about this for awhile now and suspect that Battle Royale is the reason for the lack of attention to Save the World.
For what it’s worth, we’d recommend waiting it out before bothering with Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch. It doesn’t look as good as it could be despite sporting a solid frame rate.
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