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Is Fortnite Season 4 Coming To The Nintendo Switch?

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Fortnite Season 4 is coming soon, and there are rumors that the game may make its way onto Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future as well.

The future looks bright for Fortnite. Despite having been around as a battle royale title for far less time than PUBG, it has managed to capture a comparable player base and boasts millions of gamers that are battling out for the top spot each and every day. The Fortnite seasons provide rewards and challenges for gamers to strive for, and season 3 is about to come to an end – with a recently shared image stating “Brace for Impact!” suggesting that Fortnite Season 4 is coming sooner rather than later.

The image seems to show what looks like a superhero – perhaps suggesting a new type of cosmetic item being launched alongside Fortnite Season 4. While Fortnite remains completely free to play and there are no in-game benefits rendered from spending money on the title, there are a host of cosmetic options that players can pay for to help customize their character in the way that they please. From Chinese Dragon parachutes to bunny costumes for Easter, there are a huge amount of options that players can pay for in order to unlock their favorite cosmetics. Some cosmetics and other rewards are simply unlocked through playing the game as well, incentivizing high play times during the season as people try to gain experience and climb in level. We’ll have to see what exactly launches with the release of Fortnite Season 4, but we’re eagerly awaiting news of what one of the most popular games in the world has in store around the corner.

A start date for Fortnite Season 4 has not yet been confirmed, but Season 3 will be wrapping up on May 3rd. It’s unclear at this point whether Season 4 will launch directly afterward, but it’s clear that it won’t be too long of a downtime before the launch. It’s safe to say that we should expect the new season within the next couple of weeks – bringing a host of new rewards to loyal fans of the battle royale king.

As far as specific gameplay features or events that will come alongside Season 4, many people have expected that a meteor will crash into Tilted Towers only to have nothing come of that. Recent changes to the game’s environment show that there are shooting stars which now populate the game’s skies, and bars and tones images on the TVs in games signal that something major might still happen.

Some have suggested that aliens might be coming and superhero characters have to face off against them, or that perhaps it’s related to the official launch of the original Fortnite PVE “Save the World” edition – finally leaving Early Access after it seemed to take a back seat to the Battle Royale mode that has proven far more popular.

While Fortnite Season 4 is perhaps the most notable news on the Fortnite front, there have been a significant number of rumors over the past weeks regarding the potential for a Nintendo Switch port. The developers have proven that it’s more than possible to port the game onto lesser-powered platforms such as the iPhone, so seeing the title on the Nintendo Switch would no-doubt be a welcome addition to the console’s lineup. While the Switch has remained one of Nintendo’s best selling products of all time, there’s no doubt that there is a significant market of Switch users who would love to play the top battle royale title.

Twitter User LeakyPandy has suggested that the title might be announced at E3 with Save the World and Battle Royale possibly releasing sequentially. There’s also a possibility that we’ll see local Co-op implemented for Save the World – a welcome addition to a console that has largely focused on family play. The Battle Royale mode will also feature cross-play, which is an important feature that has been the main reason why the developer have managed to keep the player base from becoming fragmented. While it’s certainly possible to match with people who only play on your chosen device, it’s always nice to have near-instant queues with a huge selection of gamers across the variety of available platforms. The reassurance that Nintendo Switch users will be able to play with gamers on other consoles is refreshing to say the least.

While the launch of Fortnite Season 4 is no-doubt coming, the Nintendo Switch release should be taken with a grain of salt. With no official announcement, it’s possible that the mode may not be coming for quite a long time – if at all – to Nintendo’s newest console.