Fortnite is currently one of the most popular online games in the world. It was downloaded over 2 million times for the Switch in its first 24 hours of availability. Anyone with a Switch knows that the online chat functionality leaves much to be desired, with Splatoon 2 players having to use an app on their phone to chat with friends.
Luckily Epic Games has created its own chat program for Fortnite, which allows players to plug in a headset directly into the Switch’s headphone jack. That means many headsets with a 3.5mm jack should work just fine. Turtle Beach and HyperX have some suggestions on a few headsets that are compatible with the Switch.
While this solves the problem for chatting while playing the Switch in handheld or tabletop modes, it’s still a pain for those of us playing on the TV from across the room. We’re forced to buy an extension cord for the headset and drape a wire across the floor, which isn’t the best option for those of us with pets or kids. With no headphone jack in the Pro Controller or Joy-Cons, and no Bluetooth headset options (the Switch won’t support them), it looks like we’ll have to put up with the inconvenience until a better solution is found. At least we don’t have to use the Switch Online App!
Leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR), confirmed this morning that it has the largest lineup of gaming headsets available to help gamers get their Victory Royale in Fortnite on Nintendo Switch™. Last week at E3 2018, Nintendo and Epic Games launched Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, expanding the hugely popular Battle Royale game to all major gaming consoles, as well on PC, Mac and mobile devices. Epic Games also confirmed Fortnite has its own in-game voice chat functionality on Switch, which removes the need for gamers to use the mobile app-based chat solution. Turtle Beach, which already has the largest assortment of high-quality gaming headsets, has confirmed it now offers 25 headsets in its current product lineup (not including prior legacy models) that are fully compatible with Fortnite‘s in-game chat system on Switch.
For a complete list of Turtle Beach’s current gaming headsets that work great with Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, visit www.turtlebeach.com/pages/nintendo-switch.
“Epic Games bringing their own in-game chat system to the Switch with Fortnite is a brilliant move, as gamers can now enjoy the best audio experience, which relies on the best gaming headsets for success,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach. “Epic’s bold move seemingly opens the doors for developers of future online multiplayer titles coming to Nintendo Switch to follow their lead and implement in-game chat systems, which is great news overall for Nintendo, for Turtle Beach, and most importantly…for gamers.”
Since Fortnite was made available on Nintendo Switch, the game was downloaded over 2 million times in the first 24-hours, according to Nintendo. The timing for this couldn’t be better, as Turtle Beach just revealed two great new products at E3 – the Recon 200 and Stealth 300 – both optimally built for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch as well as other Battle Royale games, offering powerful amplified game audio, crystal-clear chat, and a wealth of features.
With the Recon 200, gamers get a sleek-looking new headset in black or white that delivers powerful amplified audio with enhanced bass. The Recon 200 delivers high-quality game sound and crystal-clear chat through 40mm speakers and a high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. Additionally, the Recon 200‘s metal-reinforced headband and synthetic leather-wrapped memory foam ear cushions provide added durability and unmatched comfort. The Recon 200has a rechargeable battery that delivers over 12-hours of gaming per charge and features convenient onboard controls for Master Volume and Variable Mic Monitoring. The Recon 200 headsets will be available at retail this fall for a MSRP of $59.95.
Incorporating many key features from this year’s top-selling headset in North America1, the Stealth 600, the all-new Stealth 300 headsets deliver the quality and features gamers want, including powerful amplified audio delivered through large 50mm speakers and crystal-clear chat via a high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. The Stealth 300 headsets also feature a metal-reinforced headband, plus Turtle Beach’s unique ProSpecs™ glasses friendly design with memory foam ear cushions, variable mic monitoring, EQ audio presets including bass boost, and a 40-hour rechargeable battery. The Stealth 300headsets are planned to launch at participating retailers in July 2018 for a MSRP of $79.95.
With more than five million gaming headsets sold, HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston®Technology Company, Inc., is poised to outfit legions of Fortnite fans on Nintendo Switch™ with the best gaming headset for under $50 – the HyperX Cloud Stinger.
With Fortnite: Battle Royale now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop, the lightweight and comfortable HyperX Cloud Stinger pairs perfectly with the Nintendo Switch for hours of immersive, on-the-go gaming. Designed to make even the most casual gamer feel like a pro, the HyperX Cloud Stinger features HyperX signature memory foam and 50mm directional drivers to deliver a comfortable, high-quality sound experience at an affordable price.
“Fortnite and other Battle Royale games have drawn a new market of gamers to our headsets,” said Daniel Kelley, global marketing manager, HyperX. “As fans of the game, we know using our headsets while playing makes the experience more immersive and give players a better advantage.”
The HyperX line of gaming headsets work on all the platforms that Fortnite is available, including PC, Xbox One™1 and PS4™.