With Fortnite's incredible rise in popularity since the team at Epic Games implemented the free-to-play battle royale mode, many have rallied for the chance to take the online experience with them on the go with a Nintendo Switch port. Epic themselves addressed this desire on more than one occasion to share fan enthusiasm for this to happen. Now it looks like hopefuls have another beacon of hope from an unlikely beacon: Chance.
The rapper took to his Twitter account to rally for Nintendo to support a Fortnite port. Upon his initial post, many fans immediately took to his thread to throw in their support to gain Nintendo's interest:
Can we get a fortnite on switch @NintendoAmerica— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) February 7, 2018
The responses were, of course, immediate:
Yooooo this is some major marketing here for the fortnite people— Cyrus Woolard (@gOddCunt) February 7, 2018
Nintendo is fucking fire. Legend of Zelda . Pokken Tournament. Minecraft . Skyrim . Super Mario Odyssey. Donkey Kong.. Bayonetta . Love my switch— mauricio 👾 (@gnarlyraddad) February 7, 2018
Seriously this needs to happen.— Sharon (@Sharito742) February 7, 2018
My man's chance really knows what's important! pic.twitter.com/tD9HXkWvWu— Hav (@Hav3097) February 7, 2018
If Chance said it, it has to happen!— Wu° (@Berrios202) February 7, 2018
It's over for all y'all if this happens— Parzival (@3_hunna_gomez) February 7, 2018
It's not surprising to see so much support for this move, especially when looking at how much third party support the hybrid console has garnered thus far. 2017 was a huge year for Nintendo and they have continued to deliver on their promise for more selection than ever before with the Nintendo Switch. This has been apparent since day one with ports like Dark Souls, Wolfenstein II, DOOM, Skyrim, and more - not to mention the ever-growing horror library that continues to enthrall Nintendo console owners.
As far as Epic goes, the team behind the online game have been amazing since the very beginning when it comes to being involved with their community and delivering results based off of community feedback. With so much demand surrounding this port - if it's doable, we really can't see it not being done. That being said, there are many factors that go into a port decision - especially with online games - so for right now, we wait. We wait and hope for an official announcement, or at least an official statement confirming yay or nay.