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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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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  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. Aug 7, 2018
    85
    Fortnite Battle Royale delivers a perfect balance in gunplay, progression and sandbox elements. No wonder it may be 2018's gaming phenomenon. We even like the way microtransactions allow players to enter new challenges and earn cosmetics for the game, but don´t alter the core mechanics.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Jun 14, 2018
    80
    Fortnite for Nintendo Switch delivers the same fun, compelling battle royale experience already available on the other platforms.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 14 out of 42
  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 18, 2018
    10
    Been playing this quite a lot lately at home but also played it several times on my Switch @ a local coffee shop. This is the most versatileBeen playing this quite a lot lately at home but also played it several times on my Switch @ a local coffee shop. This is the most versatile version ever of Fortnite. Even with a phone, there's no joycons, meaning that in portable or tabletop mode you can finally play this game decently and with some excellent graphics.10/10 Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2018
    9
    It's a good version of the game and compared to the iOs Version you have proper controls even with the standard joy cons...
  4. Jul 11, 2018
    8
    I don't care what anybody else thinks. I love this game.

    Initially I gave it a perfect 10/10, but I'm subtracting 2 points for serious lag
    I don't care what anybody else thinks. I love this game.

    Initially I gave it a perfect 10/10, but I'm subtracting 2 points for serious lag problems. This can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it starts lagging when you're down to the last 10 or so...

    Having said all that... It's free. It has good graphics. The cartoon-style design separates it aesthetically from most shooters. The eye of the storm idea is great. It doesn't have unnecessary graphic violence. (I'm tired of seeing heads explode.) People don't "spawn" behind you without warning. When you die, you die. That's it. Game over. Coming first feels great. My heart is literally pounding when I get down to the top three.

    I don't build much. I mostly storm other people's forts. And, I don't jump around like an idiot. People constantly jumping has ruined many shooters for me. But, it doesn't bother me as much in Fortnite. Probably because it's a big map and (like I said earlier) people don't spawn everywhere.

    This is pretty accessible. There are so many users playing (and it's free) so the average skill level is
    is lower than other shooters. Also, you can't learn the map back to front and hide in a sniper nest the whole game because the storm forces you to keep moving.

    Most of the people complaining about Fortnite are either PUBG fanboys/girls or they're complaining because they suck and they die too quickly and they think "it's not fair" somehow...

    My second favourite shooter of all time, after Splatoon.
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  5. Jun 14, 2018
    7
    The sum total of my "shooter" experience in the last few years has been with Splatoon but this coming to the Switch and being free to play gotThe sum total of my "shooter" experience in the last few years has been with Splatoon but this coming to the Switch and being free to play got my attention. Fortnite took quite a few rounds to get used to what's going on, where stuff is and how to not get killed within seconds but after a while it gets to be good fun even if you're not that brilliant at FPS games. The game runs smoothly enough although PC players who paid hundreds for their graphics cards no doubt have an advantage with their massive framerates (not to mention mouse control). The only gripe I have is the lack of motion control, this is essential in a Switch game. I know it's a different control model and will take a while to develop but I really hope that Epic are working on it. For people who have played Zelda, Splatoon, etc with motion control, aiming with sticks is just horrible. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2018
    4
    The port for the switch is very good, no problems with that and the idea of the game is very good. However Fortnite is implemented very poorlyThe port for the switch is very good, no problems with that and the idea of the game is very good. However Fortnite is implemented very poorly and has a ridiculous and horrible matchmaking, if any. It's extremely difficult to learn for new players since there are no tutorials and they are set with any players in queue that just demolish the newest and nub players. Needs serious fixes. Expand
  7. Jul 18, 2018
    0
    giving this a 0 to lower my average score so it doesn't look like I hand out 10's. This game is a Minecraft Hunger Games clone- just playgiving this a 0 to lower my average score so it doesn't look like I hand out 10's. This game is a Minecraft Hunger Games clone- just play Minecraft Hunger Games. Expand

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