Fortnite is now on Nintendo Switch, but there’s a catch for existing players


Fortnite: Battle Royale has finally made its way to Nintendo Switch, however, there is a catch for those with an already existing account that want to continue their progress through the game.

There’s no doubt about it. We all have joined in on the Fortnite: Battle Royale craze and we’ve all come to love our time on the Party Bus itself. We’ve spent countless hours, countless matches running in, hearing the music thumb before diving down to the ground below, facing off against squads or against 99 other people.

By this point, you’ve even managed to level up your account quite a few times, getting your much-needed skins, emotes, stickers and sprays. You’ve even accomplished to unlock your beloved John Wick skins. But, for those of us with all this progression made, you’re going to feel your stomach sink deeper than ever before. Fortnite: Battle Royale on Nintendo Switch won’t allow you to carry your progression over. That’s right folks. Fortnite: Battle Royale is an entirely different beast on Nintendo Switch.

Multiple times, I tried to link my Nintendo account with Epic Games, only to be told for that version of the game, that I would need to create a new account in order to play. This means all of my Twitch Prime earnings, all of my hard-earned goodies are locked to my Sony and PC accounts. Why? Sony is blocking these features. Not Epic Games, but Sony. Fans have already been spilling onto Twitter, Reddit, and Resetera, telling Sony it’s not a “Fantastic move to separate gamers, this is the Sony we didn’t want and it’s terrible and its a terrible business decision,” states LordKawaiiden on Twitter.

Even Kinda Funny games personality, Greg “GameOverGreg” Miller, shares the same sentiment as LordKawaiiden with the following tweet.

For fans looking to link their account, they will be met with the message stating “this Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch,” which will explain that you can’t link the account due to it having been linked to a PlayStation 4 account. While there are options to unlink your account, we are unsure whether or not why Sony has done this, but it seems that this is the only option for Fortnite players to use their hard-earned content on Nintendo Switch.

Your only option? Play the game with the barebones content and enjoy it the best you can with an entirely new Epic Games account.

About the Writer:


Dustin is our native console game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.

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