Immediately after Nintendo's E3 press briefing, I headed to the Switch eShop to download Fortnite so I could play it at my desk. The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competitions.
Each celebrity was paired with a professional gamer, streamer or gaming influencer; these participants ranged from a background of a number of games, including League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and, of course, Fortnite. Fortnite became the most viewed game on YouTube earlier this year, surpassing Minecraft, PUBG and Clash Royale, according to data released in March by influencer marketing platform Matchmade.
Battle Royale landed for the Nintendo Switch yesterday, making the true console experience portable. In this Reddit thread (and elsewhere on social media), players are claiming that even if they unlink their PS4 account from their Epic Games account, they still can't bring their progress over to Switch.
The developer will be supporting "community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions" that will focus on solos and duos, though it is stated that opportunities for "squad" competition may be coming soon. The qualifiers will begin this fall, while the tournament itself kicks off in late 2019. Qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup will be based exclusively on player skill. Well, you can, but you'll need to create a new account and start over. In fact, if you have an Epic Games account for Fortnite on PS4, you can't use that same account on Switch or use any of the cosmetics you've paid money for.
Players drop out of a flying purple bus and parachute down to an island below where they try to locate weapons and supplies in distinct regions that will be used to kill others in the game. You can also purchase a Battle Pass season subscription at a cost of about $10.
With other games, the whole setup can be complicated.
While also on Tuesday the hugely anticipated Fortnite Pro Am was held.