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How to update Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

Here’s how to update Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, and how to turn on auto updates so you never have to wait for downloads again.



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

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

How to update Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

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 complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8: All Bounty Board locations

Here’s how to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8 to earn Gold, as well as all 18 of the Bounty Board locations in the popular battle royale game.



Fortnite Season 7 Bounty Board

Fortnite offers Bounties, where players can hunt down enemy players for a pile of Gold. Here’s how to complete Bounties in Season 8 and all of the Bounty Board locations.

There are several ways to earn Gold Bars to spend in Fortnite, one of them being to collect Bounties on other players.

Not only is Gold a significant help in scoring Victory Royales, Fortnite Season 8’s first batch of Punchcard Quests tasks players with spending Gold.

Whether you’re looking to complete Punchcard Quests or just want to earn some extra Gold, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Bounties and all of the Bounty Board locations.

How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Bounty Board and Gold bars

Bounties arrived in Fortnite Season 5, taking inspiration from one of Warzone’s contracts. If you begin a Bounty Mission, you’ll be tasked with finding and eliminating a nearby player for a reward.

All you need to do is find and approach a Bounty Board and press the interact button to ‘Start Player Bounty.’ You’ll be given their name and their skin with a six-minute timer counting down the time remaining.

Your target will be inside the circle that’s formed on the map. Once you track them down, you have to eliminate them. Depending on the circumstances and the skill of your target, this will be either be quick and easy or extremely difficult.

Once they’ve been eliminated by you or another player, the Bounty will be complete, and the Gold will go into your inventory.

To summarize:

  1. Approach a Bounty Board and accept the Bounty
  2. Find your target inside the circle
  3. Eliminate your target within six minutes

All Fortnite Bounty Board locations

Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board locations

To begin a Bounty, you’ll need to find a Bounty Board. There are 12 of these scattered about the island, and we have their locations listed below. Also, thanks to Fortnite.GG, we’ve got a handy map detailing all their locations too.

Here’s the location of every Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board:

  • Sludgy Swamp
  • Hydro 16 east of Sludgy Swamp
  • Misty Meadows
  • Gas Station west of Retail Row
  • Camp Cod
  • By the wall east of Deep Woods Dish
  • Catty Corner
  • South of Dirty Docks
  • Pylon south of Steamy Stacks
  • The Orchard
  • FN Radio east of Craggy Cliffs
  • Risky Reels
  • Dusted Depot
  • Bony Burbs
  • West end of Weeping Woods
  • Believer Beach
  • Fancy View south-west of Believer Beach
  • Lockie’s Lighthouse

Also, check out how to get Battle Stars and use them in Fortnite Season 8!

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How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 1 Punchcard Quests

Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to complete the Weekly and Character Quests for a ton of bonus XP.



Fortnite Season 8 Punchcard characters

Fortnite Season 8 is officially here, and the Legendary and Epic Quests have been swapped out for Punchcards. Here’s how to complete all of the Weekly Punchcard and Character Punchcard Quests.

Fortnite’s Weekly Quests return in Season 8, but with a twist. This season, Punchcards have returned, offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars completing the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Here’s Season 8’s Week 1 Punchcard Quests, and all of the Character Punchcard Quests to be completed over the course of the season.

Fortnite Season 8 Week 1 Punchcard Quests

Fortnite Season 8 Week 1 Punchcard Quests

Each week, a new Weekly Punchcard Quest will appear. From the timer on the Quest card, we expect that the next Weekly Punchcard will arrive on Wednesday, September 22, and refresh each week of Fortnite Season 8.

Here’s the first batch of Weekly Punchcard Quests:

  • Complete a Daily Punchcard (1) – 65,000 XP
  • Place Top 10 with Friends (5) – 65,000 XP
  • Spend Bars (500) – 65,000 XP

Daily Punchcards refresh each day, giving players easy-to-complete Quests for some bonus XP. You just need to finish one of the Daily Punchcards to complete the first Weekly Quest.

Gold Bars are still around in Season 8, so you can check out our guide on how to earn them, and then spend 500.

What are Fortnite Character Punchcards?

Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

On top of the Weekly Punchcards, there will also be character Punchcards to complete for the remainder of the season.

You must visit specific characters and then complete the five Quests that they will assign you. You’ll get 12,000 XP for completing the first, and it will go up by 2,000 XP for each one completed – giving a whopping 80,000 XP for each completed Character Punchcard.

More Character Punchcards will be added each week, so stay tuned.

All Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

Fortnite Season 8 characters

Fabio Sparklemane

  1. Use a Zipline (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy five pieces of furniture at Apres Ski (14,000 XP)
  3. Dance at two different alien crash sites (16,000 XP)
  4. Dance for two seconds after damaging an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Dance for five seconds while in the sideways (20,000 XP)


  1. Refuel a vehicle with gas (12,000 XP)
  2. Travel 500 distance while in a vehicle (14,000 XP)
  3. Destroy mailboxes with a vehicle (16,000 XP)
  4. Get two seconds of air time with a vehicle (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with an overturned car to flip it rightside up ​(20,000 XP)


  1. Destroy five opponent structures (12,000 XP)
  2. Build five structures at Craggy Cliffs (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest metal from both Weeping Woods and Steamy Stacks (16,000 XP)
  4. Hit four weakpoints while harvesting (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote within 10m of an ally-built structure (20,000 XP

The Brat

  1. Open a cash register (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy three couches or beds (14,000 XP)
  3. Complete a quest from another character (16,000 XP)
  4. Purchase a weapon of Rare rarity or higher from a character or Weapon-O-Matic (18,000 XP)
  5. Damage opponents with weapons of Rare rarity or higher (20,000 XP)


  1. Destroy a farming tractor (12,000 XP)
  2. Forage two mushrooms (14,000 XP)
  3. Craft a weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Destroy two refrigerators (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume an apple and a banana (20,000 XP)

Toona Fish

  1. Visit three different named locations (12,000 XP)
  2. Dance within 10m of an IO guard (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit the Aftermath (16,000 XP)
  4. Pop the tires on five vehicles (18,000 XP)
  5. Buy an item from a character ​(20,000 XP)


  1. Enter the Sideways (12,000 XP)
  2. Collect a Sideways weapon (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 100 damage to players with a Sideways weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate ten cube monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a Sideways encounter (20,000 XP)

Dark Jonesy

  1. Collect a shotgun and shells at Steamy Stacks (12,000 XP)
  2. Stoke a campfire (14,000 XP)
  3. Crouch within ten meters of an opponent for two seconds (16,000 XP)
  4. Cause 150 headshot damage on monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Defeat two waves of Cube Monsters in The Sideways anomaly (20,000 XP)


  1. Collect nuts and bolts (12,000 XP)
  2. Craft an item (14,000 XP)
  3. Upgrade a weapon at a weapon bench (16,000 XP)
  4. Honk a vehicle’s horn within 10m of an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Survive three storm phases ​(20,000 XP)


  1. Collect an assault rifle and a grenade (12,000 XP)
  2. Reach max shields (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit an IO Outpost or the IO Convoy (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate 2 IO Guards (18,000 XP)
  5. Search a chest in an IO Outpost or in the IO Convoy (20,000 XP)

Scuba Jonesy

  1. Swim at both Lake Canoe and Lazy Lake (12,000 XP)
  2. Submerge a driven vehicle into a large body of water (14,000 XP)
  3. Throw a fish back in the water (16,000 XP)
  4. Hunt one wildlife (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume a fish and a meat in a single match (20,000 XP)


  1. Ring a doorbell until it breaks (12,000 XP)
  2. Damage an opponent within 30 seconds of landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 75 pistol damage from above (16,000 XP)
  4. Get an elimination with a Pistol, SMG, or Shotgun in the Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Finish a downed enemy with Harvesting Tool ​(20,000 XP)

Baba Yaga

  1. Mark a Medkit, a Bandage, and a Small Shield Potion (12,000 XP)
  2. Use any of the services of a Mending Machine (14,000 XP)
  3. Consume foraged items (16,000 XP)
  4. Restore health with fish (18,000 XP)
  5. Use a Bandage or a Medkit in The Sideways (20,000 XP)


  1. Collect a sniper rifle (12,000 XP)
  2. Deal 150 damage with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (14,000 XP)
  3. Get two headshots with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (16,000 XP)
  4. Deal damage within 30 seconds of hiding in a haystack, dumpster, or a Flusher (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote on top of a mountain (20,000 XP)

J.B. Chimpanski

  1. Make a donation to the war effort donation box (12,000 XP)
  2. Deliver a car to the Weather Station (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest 100 metal from an alien crash site (16,000 XP)
  4. Talk to three characters (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with a mounted turret (20,000 XP)

For more Fortnite, check out all the Fortnite Season 8 Exotic Weapons locations, and stay tuned for more Punchcard guides.

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Best Fortnite guns in Season 8: Every weapon ranked

Fortnite Season 8 has a wide assortment of great weapons to choose from, and here are the best ones in the game.



Sideways weapons in Fortnite

Fortnite Season 8 has brought plenty of changes to the game, including new types of weapons. Here’s a list of all the best weapons that are currently in the battle royale.

There were various new additions to Fortnite when Season 8 arrived, including new skins like Carnage and unicorn Fabio Sparklemane. The most notable change to the game is the new Sideways dimension.

This has brought some cool new weapons that you can unlock in the battle royale, while older guns have been vaulted. This guide will go over the best weapons you can use in Fortnite Season 8.

Best guns in Fortnite ranked list

Recon Scanner in Fortnite

Now that the Alien Invasion is over, Epic Games have scrapped various IO Tech and alien weapons for the new season. There are only a few Exotic Weapons currently left in the update.

Some weapons are more powerful than others, and we’ve ranked them based on various different factors, including account stats, community feedback, and gun performance in Season 8.

Here’s are the best weapons in Fortnite Season 8:

  1. Sideways Rifle
  2. Rail Gun
  3. Rocket Launcher
  4. Sideways Minigun
  5. Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle
  6. Pump Shotgun
  7. Rapid Fire SMG
  8. Burst Assault Rifle
  9. Assault Rifle
  10. Charge Shotgun
  11. Recon Scanner
  12. Pistol

Best weapons in Fortnite Season 8

5. Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle

Dragon’s Breath Sniper in Fortnite

A single shot from the Dragon’s Breath Sniper is capable of dealing high amounts of damage to your targets and also sets them on fire. You can camp with this long-range rifle and pick off your foes from a distance.

If you want to get your hands on this gun then simply visit the NPC Pitstop just northeast of Boney Burbs. This NPC will sell you the weapon for 500 Gold Bars.

4. Sideways Minigun

This Sideways weapon has enough ammo to shred through any enemy builds that stand between you and an elimination. It deals 21 damage per bullet with a fire rate of 7 and a reload time of 4.75.

This weapon comes with a bonus perk that makes it more viable in combat. Once it gets heated, the fire rate increases so that you can shoot bullets much faster at your opponents.

As with the other Sideways weapons, you can acquire this after defeating the monsters in that dimension. It can also be looted from the chests that you find while exploring The Sideways.

3. Rocket Launcher

Rocket Launcher in Fortnite

This explosive weapon can be used to dish out a ton of damage to multiple opponents at once. It fires a single, slow rocket that spreads its damage across a wide area, with the only downside being the reload speed.

The reason this weapon ranks so high on our list is that you can also use it to destroy enemy structures immediately. Once your opponents have been weakened, you can finish them off with a shotgun or another weapon.

You can acquire Rocket Launchers from Supply Drops in Team Rumble. Once you’ve got one of these, you’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

2. Rail Gun

Rail Gun in Fortnite

This IO tech weapon can shoot straight through hard surfaces, making it a very effective weapon to use for long-range combat situations. You can use it to deal major damage from a distance.

Its biggest downfall is the visible targeting beam, which makes it easy for your opponents to track your exact location. So, you’ll need to be quick to fire before the target spots you aiming at them.

1. Sideways Rifle

Sideways Rifle in Fortnite

This Sideways weapon is perfect for players who prefer long-range combat. The Epic version of this weapon can dish out 32 damage with a fire rate of 3.5 and a reload time of 2.66.

Additionally, the gun has a bonus perk where it can deal extra damage to foes while it’s hot. This makes it an ideal choice for causing mayhem the next time you’re fighting for your life in The Sideways.

That covers our best Fortnite Season 8 guns. Sideways weapons have shaken up the game, and we can expect many more changes to arrive in the battle royale as the Season progresses.

We’ll update this list as new weapons are added and old ones are unvaulted. For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out how to get Battle Stars and use them in Fortnite Season 8.

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