How to Download, Install, and Play Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

by Edward Lewis consultant

Want to play one of the most famous battle royale game “Fortnite” on your Nintendo console. That’s simple, just head to your Nintendo eShop and download Fortnite for free. Once you get the Fortnite on your Switch, you will be ready to play the game, even with your Nintendo Switch friends. In this article, you’ll get the complete and simple guide to download, install, and play Fortnite on Nintendo Switch. Let’s begin!

Downloading and installing Fortnite on Switch console

While there is more than one way to get the game Fortnite in a Nintendo device. The simplest and most straight way is downloading it from your Nintendo eShop. Moreover, you can get it free from there; here is how.

1.   Start your Nintendo console and log in to a Nintendo account, if you’re not already. This account will also be used to play Fortnite on your console, therefore make sure to log in with the account you’d like to use.

2.   After that, you will have to go to the Nintendo eShop. For this, touch on the orange icon on the home screen. Alternatively, select the icon and press ‘A’ button to open.

3.   Now, select ‘Search’ in the left-hand side menu.

4.   And start typing ‘Fortnite.’

5.   As you begin typing the words, the screen keyboard may display the related words to you. If it shows the correct word, select it.

6.   Touch on ‘Search’ button at the lower-left corner of the keyboard. You can also press the ‘+’ key to start searching.

7.   Touch on ‘Fortnite’ when it shows up on display. This opens the ‘Fortnite’ downloading page.

8.   Touch on the ‘Free Download’ button or select it and confirm with ‘A'. The game is free to play, means you won’t be asked to your purchase it to download or play on your console. Therefore, instead of ‘Proceed to Purchase’ button, you’ll see ‘Free Download.’

9.   Touch on ‘Free Download’ again to confirm.

10.                      Then select ‘Close’ to close the Nintendo eShop. If you want to view more games, touch ‘Continue Shopping.’

11.                      Now, on your console home screen, you’ll see the ‘Fortnite’ icon with the downloading bar at its bottom.

12.                      The game will continue to download even in the sleep mode of your console. Allows the game to download completely and until then try not to open a game or an app that need the internet connection. Using such programs may pause your downloading. You can use an app or play games in offline mode.

13.                      Wait for the Fortnite downloading bar to disappear and its icon to become solid.

While the game is downloading, you can proceed and complete the next process, i.e., creating or connecting your Epic Games account.

Playing Fortnite on Switch console

Once the game installed, you’re just about ready to enjoy it. But, there are a few more setups you have to do before beginning your fun.

Create or connect your Epic Games account

In order to play Fortnite on any device, you must have an Epic Games account. This is required to create your Fortnite profile, save your user data and game progress to the cloud. This means no matter which device you’ll play Fortnite. You can continue your gameplay and access all your game data across all. Here is how to create and link an Epic Games account to your Nintendo Account. You’re recommended to complete these steps before launching Fortnite on your Nintendo.

1.   Visit ‘’ with a desktop browser. If you’re already signed up for an Epic Games account, then open it and continue from Step 6.

2.   Click on ‘Sign In’ and select ‘Sign Up.’

3.   Select an account from the given options or fill the details to create your Epic Games account.

4.   Open the email you’ve entered in the form and click on the given link to verify your Epic Games account creation.

5.   Now, you’ll be signed in to your Epic Games account.

6.   Click ‘Connected Accounts’ from the left menu.

7.   Click on ‘Connect’ button of Nintendo Switch and complete connecting your Nintendo account with your Epic Games account.

Once your accounts are linked, you can launch your game.

Start Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

1.   Start your Nintendo console.

2.   Touch on ‘Fortnite’ icon on the home screen.

3.   Wait for the game to load.

4.   Press ‘A’ to start the game.

5.   Read the end-user license agreement box and press ‘Y’ to continue.

6.   Read the information displayed on the next screen, and press ‘B’ to start.

You can now start and play Fortnite match on your Nintendo Switch.

Tips: This guide will also work on Nintendo Switch Lite.


Edward Lewis is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Edward has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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