Battle royale hit Fortnite appears on Nintendo Switch following eShop update

Battle royale hit Fortnite appears on Nintendo Switch following eShop update

More evidence of Fortnite’s impending voyage to the Nintendo Switch has surfaced after a hacker discovered code inside an eShop update.

The hacker found a text mention of the game in the update’s code along with a home screen icon, posting the findings to Twitter thereafter.

The find comes hot on the heels of previous speculation after a classification for the game appeared on the Korean Games Rating Board’s website.

All indications currently point to an E3 reveal after a document made its way onto 4chan.

According to the document, Fortnite will be unveiled at E3 along with Overcooked 2.

Good loot

Fortnite has kicked things up several notches since launching its Battle Royale variant.

According to Superdata, it earned $296 million in April across console, PC and mobile, which was up from an impressive $223 million it made in March.

Console expansion doesn’t seem to be the end of it for Epic either. Tencent recently partnered up with Epic to publish Fortnite in China and help push it as an esport.

The internet behemoth also committed $15 million to help Epic do so.

Epic Games is chipping in $100 million into prize pools to help push Fortnite's first season of competitive play.

The developer said it planned for its esports tournaments to be "more inclusive and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game".

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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.


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