"Fortnite" Bundle For Nintendo Switch Includes Double Helix Skin & More

Fortnite being played on the Nintendo Switch.                  Nintendo  Screenshot by CNET

For $299.99 United States dollars, the bundle is quite an expensive one - but it's the same as buying a Switch with no games included, so you're not paying more.

The statement then reported that some titles wouldn't be subject to this ruling, specifically citing Fortnite as a game that could be played online without the service.

"Nintendo Switch Online will launch later this evening". Compared to competing services on Xbox Live ($40 / £40 per year) or Playstation Plus ($60 / £50) Nintendo Switch Online looks like a bargain. Making matters worse is that offline save data backups aren't now an option on the Switch.

This will be the first time Nintendo has charged for an online membership service to get the most out of your games, bringing it in line with its competitors and the likes of PlayStations Plus and Xbox Live Gold.

Fortnite is immediately available for the Nintendo Switch and is a free download.

The obvious benefit to signing up to Nintendo Switch Online is online play.

Features like voice chat are still hugely limited, and run through a smartphone app rather than allowing you to plug in your headphones straight into the Switch console and use an in-line mic.

Fortnite was surprisingly released during Nintendo's E3 2018 Direct presentation, and has since been my preferred platform for playing the game. You may also be able to partially cover your subscription using whatever points you have. Unfortunately, you won't earn points when you purchase a subscription normally. If you were to somehow misplace or destroy your Switch or even buy another one you'll be able to find all your save files stored safely online. In preparation, Nintendo Switch eShop is scheduled for maintenance starting at 5pm PT and will be unavailable for up to 3 hours.

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