Can You Get Fortnite’s Save the World Mode on Nintendo Switch?
Fortnite, developed and published by Gears of War and Unreal Engine studio Epic Games, is a cooperative sandbox survival game where up to four players can fend off waves of enemies with weapons and traps before reaching the defending objective. It originally launched in paid early access for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in July 2017. This particular mode became known as “Save the World” after Epic Games launched Fortnite: Battle Royale a month later.
While Save the World continues to be in paid early access, Battle Royale was released as a free-to-play title that did not require players to buy the Save the World campaign. The Battle Royale mode has since launched for other platforms, including iOS devices in March 2018 and the Nintendo Switch during Nintendo’s E3 2018 Nintendo Direct broadcast last month.
The two platforms have not received the Save the World mode, though it could be a good fit for the Switch considering it has significantly more power than a smartphone or tablet. According to Epic Games’ official FAQ for the game, that answer is a no. While Epic Games explained there would be no iOS version due to increased memory and CPU usage than Battle Royale, no specific reason was given for a Switch version.
“We have no plans to bring Save the World to the Switch,” Epic Games wrote in the FAQ. That is the studio’s answer as of July 2018. It does not completely rule out a Switch version sometime in the future by technically saying “no plans” instead of “never,” but there is no tease in that answer.
Especially since the studio is still tweaking massive aspects of the mode and plans to open it up as a free-to-play title sometime in 2018. Those who would like to play Save the World now can buy it on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, PC, or Mac.
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