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Fortnite on Switch Lets You Use Party Chat Independently of the Mobile App

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Fortnite on Switch Lets You Use Party Chat Independently of the Mobile App

If you’re interested in playing Fortnite on your Switch, which is now a thing you can do as of E3 2018, you might be swayed further by the fact that you don’t even need to use the Switch Online mobile app to talk to other players. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but it’s an awesome feature for the new port of the popular battle royale game.

The Nintendo Switch version does indeed include native support for voice chat, so all you need is a headset to plug straight into the Switch’s headphone jack to talk to others. The news came via Epic Games while speaking at Nintendo’s Treehouse livestream during E3. The feature will be added to the game as of tomorrow, June 14, so if you’re planning on playing then, you’re in for a real treat.

This is great news, especially since the Switch Online app seems to have been Nintendo’s answer to the issue of voice chat, and many were simply under the impression that the app would be required indefinitely, that the system just didn’t have another option for online chat.

Get ready to look for that Victory Royale with your friends on Switch!


Brittany Vincent is the former News Editor at Twinfinite. She's been covering video games, anime and tech for over a decade for publications like Otaku USA, G4, Maxim, Engadget, Playboy and more. Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, she’s a freelancer who survives on surrealism and ultraviolence. When she’s not writing, watching anime or gaming, she’s searching for the perfect successor to visual novel Saya no Uta.

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