How to Download Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games that almost every gamer must have played or wants to try regardless of what platform they are on. The game is available for PC, Mac, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and Android.

Although you can usually download Fortnite from the Epic Games store, on Nintendo Switch you have to follow a different method. Without further ado, let's dive straight into the steps to install Fortnite on Nintendo Switch.


How to Download Fortnite on Switch

How to Download Fortnite on Nintendo Switch
You don't need to spend any money to download Fortnite. (Picture: Nintendo Switch)

Just like on other platforms, Fortnite is available for free on Nintendo Switch and you can get it from the eShop.


  1. Turn on your Nintendo Switch and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
  2. Tap the eShop icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Search Fortnite in the search bar and the game will appear.
  4. Tap on it and hit the “Free Download” button.
  5. Hit the "Free Download" button again and the game will start downloading.
  6. Once it is installed, link your Nintendo and Epic Games account which you can log in to play Fortnite.
How to Download Fortnite on Nintendo Switch
You can check the download progress on the home screen. (Picture: Nintendo Switch)

You can link the two accounts by logging into your Epic Games account settings in the browser. Next, you need to go to the Connected Accounts section, where you can find the option to connect your Nintendo Switch account.



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