Fortnite on the Switch won't require Nintendo Online

19 September, 2018, 12:32 | Author: Patty Hardy
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Nintendo fans who purchase a 12-month subscription to the new Nintendo Online service will receive a couple of new items for their squid kids and Octolings to sport in Switch shooter Splatoon 2. That said, there are some exceptions and one of the most notable one is Fortnite. A few days ago the publisher confirmed that it would be bringing specially designed NES wireless controllers to the latest console, that will work with the 8-bit classics that will be offered on the new Nintendo Switch Online network.

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That said, this isn't completely unheard of. The bundle costs $300, which is the same price as a standalone Switch, so essentially you're just getting all the in-game goodies for free.

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That said, this is speculation on our part, even if we're not the only ones to come to this conclusion. Luckily, as the service's official FAQ explains, you can purchase a subscription using Nintendo gold points earned via purchases in the eShop. Are any of you planning to jump in on Switch Online when it launches tomorrow? You can also use the app to view in-game battle stats and seek out additional information on selected titles.

After a seven day free trial, you'll have to pay something or other to keep using Nintendo Switch Online.

You'll now be able to securely and automatically back up your game data in cloud storage for easy access. Nintendo says Nintendo Switch Online will be available after the scheduled maintenance time of 5pm to 8pm PST on September 18 (5:30am to 8:30am IST on September 19). Nintendo has made their backup system easy to navigate and incredibly secure so players won't have to worry about misunderstanding instructions and accidentally deleting their files.



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