Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is getting a great new update
Fortnite Nintendo Switch gamers will soon have native chat support, something that fans on iOS Mobiles had to wait much longer for.
For most games on the Switch handheld, users are required to use the Online Mobile app to have access to voice support.
However, it appears an exception has been made for Fortnite Battle Royale, which is apparently getting an exciting update tomorrow.
The news was shared by Epic Games during Nintendo’s Treehouse livestream at E3, revealing that fans will be able to just plug a headset into the Switch.
This will be a massive boon for Fortnite players who usually play in squads and aren’t big fans of using the usual Nintendo app.
“Using the app’s Online Lounge, you can send online play invitations to players on your Nintendo Switch system’s friend list,” the Online App description reads.
“The app also lets you quickly send invites via social networks and messaging services. When you’re invited to a game, you’ll get notified right away via a push notification on your smartphone.
“Once players are connected, you can use voice chat openly with friends while in the online lobby and during online play (depending on the game).”
This feature isn’t currently available in the game, but fans won’t have to wait long for its launch.
A new Fortnite update is being primed for release tomorrow, so fans can probably expect the new voice feature to go live then.
The strange thing about the whole situation is that other games have not been given the same access.
Nintendo Switch gamers would probably very much like to see chat support moved across to all other titles too.
The new Nintendo update will also be accompanied by the Week 7 Challenges being released.
Every week during Fortnite season 4 the challenges in the Battle Pass get a weekly refresh.
Fortnite challenges during season 4 were until recently updated every Tuesday but last week this shifted to Thursday.
It was unclear why the Fortnite challenges refresh day changed around last week.
But it may have been because Epic Games had already pencilled in the surprise Nintendo Switch Fortnite release.
Fortnite Switch launched yesterday soon after it was announced the Battle Royale game was coming to the hybrid console during E3 2018.
Moving the challenges day to Thursday gives new Fortnite Switch players a bit of time to catch up and figure out how the Battle Pass works.
As with other weeks, the list of Fortnite challenges have allegedly leaked ahead of the Battle Pass tasks officially going live.
If you’re wondering what the alleged Fortnite week 7 challenges are, then here is a full list:
- Deal damage with a Pickaxe to opponents (0/250)
- Search Chests in Risky Reels (0/7)
- Consume Foraged items (0/20)
- Score a goal on different pitches (0/3)
- Follow the treasure map found in… (HARD) (0/1)
- Assault Rifle eliminations (HARD) (0/5)
- Eliminate opponents in Shifty Shafts (HARD) (0/3)