Every system has a different method of updating games, and here is how you can update Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch.
It’s been a running gag that Fortnite doesn’t perform as well on the Nintendo Switch as it does on other platforms. Regardless, Epic Games makes sure that the limited hardware of the Switch doesn’t interfere with content updates.
Fortnite pushes out a major update almost every two weeks, such as the most recent 17.40 update. These content updates change various facets of the game, and you won’t be able to play the game without updating, so you need to know how to update Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch.
Every platform has a different way of updating games, and the easiest method is to have automatic updates enabled. For those who don’t have that function turned on, here’s how you can update Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch.
How to Update Fortnite on Nintendo Switch
To update Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, start by powering on your console and navigating to the home screen. Locate the Fortnite application on your home screen or inside your game directory by selecting “All Software.”
Once you’ve found Fortnite, press the “+” button to bring up the “options” menu. Then select the “Software Update” options from the menu. Then select Via the Internet to download the latest version of Fortnite.
Alternatively, applications that have an update available should ask players when they attempt to launch the app if they wish to update.
You can check the status of the update from the Home Screen. By checking the status, you can see approximately how long the download will take.
How to Set up Auto-Updates
To make sure you don’t miss out on another update, it’s always convenient to have automatic updates turned on so that you do not have to worry about how to update Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch in the future. To do so, navigate to the home screen and select System Settings on the bottom right.
When in the settings menu, scroll to the bottom of the categories and select “System.” Scroll to the bottom once again, and one of the last options is called “Auto-Update Software.” Make sure this is turned on.
If a player is connected to the internet, their console is on or in rest mode, and they have enough storage, software updates will automatically download and install.
For more Fortnite, check out this guide on the best controller settings and stay tuned for more news and guides.
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How to level up fast in Fortnite
We’ve found some of the best ways for you to level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3 and claim all the rewards in the process.
Fortnite Chapter 3’s Season 1 Battle Pass offers 100 Tiers of exciting cosmetics, but getting through every level takes time and dedication. Luckily, we’ve got some top tips to help you level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3.
You’ll need to hit at least level 100 if you want to unlock all of these skins and cosmetics, but it’ll take more than a few games to complete the Battle Pass. If you’re worried you won’t finish ahead of Season 2 or just want the skins as soon as possible, we have the fastest ways to level up in Fortnite Chapter 3.
- Complete Fortnite Weekly & Daily Quests
- Check off Fortnite Milestones
- Play Fortnite Creative Mode
- Score Victory Royale’s in Fortnite
- Buy Fortnite Battle Pass Tiers after level 7
Complete Fortnite Weekly & Daily Quests
Fortnite offers players Weekly and Daily Challenges to complete that offer a ton of Bonus XP.
The Daily Quests are much simpler, but not to be sniffed at. There will be three a day, and you’ll earn over 15,000 XP for each. This means that you can earn around 45,000 XP a day just for completing simple objectives such as opening chests in different locations.
Check off Fortnite Milestones
Most of these objectives will be completed naturally as you play, but check out the Quests Page to see all of your Milestones.
You’ll earn 8,000 XP for each completed Milestone, and another 20,000 XP for each ten. If you’re looking to level up quickly, make sure you’re checking off these Milestones as you play.
Play Fortnite Creative Mode
Jumping into Fortnite’s Creative Mode is always a great way to earn XP fast, as you’ll earn a huge chunk of XP every 15 minutes – no matter what you’re doing.
Players will earn 12,000 XP for every 15 minutes they spend in Creative Playlists, and it can be claimed up to five times. While you could earn XP by sitting idle, it’s worth looking out for the XP marker beside a Creative experience, as this means you’ll also earn XP as you play.
Score Victory Royale’s in Fortnite
One of the best ways to level up fast in Fortnite is simply winning matches. This won’t be easy for everyone, but consistently playing well will allow you to fly through the levels.
You’ll earn XP for eliminating players and surviving each Storm Circle, and then if you can pull off a Victory Royale, you’ll get a bonus 300 XP.
Buy Fortnite Battle Pass Tiers after level 7
If you’re someone who likes to buy Fortnite’s Tier Skip Battle Pass, you should hold off until you’ve hit level 7 in the free Battle Pass.
The amount of XP required to level up rises significantly after level 7, so purchasing the 25 Tier Skips after level 7 will give you the best value for money, allowing you to level up faster.
And those are the best ways to level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3! You can also check out how to get the new Pizza Party item, and what it does.
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All Fortnite Chapter 3 Exotic Weapons locations
Exotic weapons are some of the rarest items in Fortnite, so here’s how you can get your hands on them in Chapter 3, Season 1.
Exotic weapons are some of the most powerful weapons that can help you secure a Victory Royale, so here’s where you can find each of these rare items in Fortnite Chapter 3.
There is a wide selection of weapons to choose from in Fortnite, with the most powerful one being Exotic weapons. These first appeared in Chapter 2, Season 5, and they’re the rarest items in the game.
With all the brand-new changes in Chapter 3, it was unclear if Exotic weapons would still be available in the game. Fortunately, they’re still around, but their locations on the map have changed.
Here are all the Fortnite Chapter 3 Exotic weapon locations.
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Exotic weapon locations
All of these Exotic weapons have distinct attributes and using them can help you secure a Victory Royale. We’ll go over their locations on the map, along with the costs, and NPCs that you need to visit.
Boom Sniper Rifle
The gun is similar to the Heavy Sniper Rifle, with the biggest difference being that your targets will take 10 contact damage from the clinger, and then the projectile will explode and deal 60 bonus damage to them.
You can get this Exotic Weapon from The Scientist NPC in exchange for 600 Gold Bars. You can find this character roaming around The Sanctuary so head over there to get the Boom Sniper Rifle.
This Exotic, double-barreled beauty can dish out some serious damage to your opponents, and you can purchase it from Bunker Jonesy. This character is located near a trailer at the south side of The Joneses.
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Purchasing this Exotic shotgun will cost you 600 Gold Bars. While the weapon has low range and a small magazine, it’s capable of annihilating your enemies in close combat, so it’s worth getting.
Chilli Chug Splash
The Chili Chug Splashes can be purchased from Guaco for 210 Gold Bars at Greasy Grove or collected from inside Loot Llamas. This Exotic Weapon can greatly benefit you and your teammates.
Hold down the fire button to aim where you want to throw it, and it will break open splashing nearby players. In addition to healing your teammates, it will also give them the ability to move faster.
Marksman Six Shooter
You can get your hands on the Marksman Six Shooter by purchasing it from the NPC Mancake for 400 Gold Bars. You can find this character inside the Butter Barn, southwest of Rocky Reels.
This “fast-firing sidearm” can dish out 24 damage-per-shot with a magazine size of six. While it doesn’t hold many bullets, the reload time of 2.1 seconds makes ensures that you have a more consistent fire rate.
For more Fortnite, check out how to get Fortnite’s Pizza Party item as well as how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now.
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How to get Fortnite’s new Pizza Party: Locations & what it does
Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s Pizza Party item, including where to find it and what it does.
You can use Fortnite’s new Pizza Party item to share pizza slices with your teammates. Here’s where you can find Pizza Party and how you can use it in Fortnite Chapter 3.
The Pizza Party item is another new addition that greatly benefits your entire squad. You’ll also need to know where to find it for a Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quest that requires you to ‘take pizza slices.’
Here’s everything you need to know about Pizza Party in Fortnite.
Where to find a Pizza Party in Fortnite
Here’s what you need to do:
- Head to the Pizza Pit restaurant
- Interact with Tomatohead to speak with him
- Select the Pizza Party item and purchase it
- Pizza Party will be added to your inventory
Purchasing the Pizza Party item will cost you 50 Gold Bars. If you don’t have this amount saved up already then you can check out our detailed guide on how to earn Gold Bars in Fortnite.
Alternatively, you can also collect a Pizza Party from Chests and Supply Drops or by destroying Loot Llamas. While this doesn’t guarantee that you’ll find the item right away, it’s certainly the cheaper option.
What does a Pizza Party do in Fortnite
Fortnite’s Pizza Party item recovers your Health and Shield. You simply need to approach it and press the ‘consume’ button to use it. You can also save it in your inventory by pressing ‘take’ instead.
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While pizza slices can restore 100 Health, they will only recover up to 50 Shield. So, if you’ve already recovered your Shield, you may want to leave some slices behind for your teammates to use.
One Chapter 3 Quest tasks you with taking a pizza slice from a Pizza Party. You can get this done by simply aiming and throwing a Pizza Party down to the ground similar to how you would toss a grenade.
You can also feed pizza slices to a Klombos dinosaur by throwing a Pizza Party near one of them. While Klomberries are their favorite food, they won’t mind eating the slices and leaving behind loot for you to collect.
That covers everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Pizza Party item. It can greatly help your entire squad when your Health and Shields are low, so it’s worth going out to find the item.
For more Fortnite content, check out the Fortnite 3.44 update patch notes as well as how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now.
Image credits: Epic Games
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