There’s a new issue for Fortnite Nintendo Switch players with the “Fortnite requires an update to play” error message on January 14th, 2022.
Epic Games haven’t released a major Fortnite patch update in 2022. Epic Games employees were on a break for a couple of weeks and returned last week. We’ve had a hotfix update this week which added in some new features.
We now have two weather conditions, lightening and and tornadoes. Tornadoes provide a different way for players to rotate around the map. When struck by lightening, it’ll provide you with a speed boost whilst inflicting a small amount of damage.
Back in April of last year, Nintendo Switch Fortnite players were experiencing an error where they couldn’t log in to Fortnite because it stated that “Fortnite requires an update to play” even when there was no update to download or players couldn’t actually download it.
It appears this issue has returned today, Friday 14th January 2022. Here’s what we know about the error message based on previous experiences with the issue.
Fortnite Requires An Update to Play No Nintendo Switch Update, Already have Latest Version
Nintendo Switch Fortnite players are being prompted to download an update with the “Fortnite requires an update to play”. However, when Nintendo Switch Fortnite players try to update the game, you’ll notice that you already have the current version installed.
How to Fix Switch Update Error
This is obviously an error on Epic’s side and unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to fix this error. When this happened back in April, players needed to wait for Epic Games to fix the issue.
Last time around, it took a couple of hours to fix the Fortnite requires an update to play error after the Fortnite Status Twitter account tweeted about it. However, they haven’t acknowledged the issue as of writing, but we’ll update this when they do, and when there’s a fix for the issue.
Be sure to check back here and in the mean time, see how many answers you can get correct on the quiz below:
When did the Chapter 2 finale event take place?
How many V- Bucks can you earn if you unlock all of the rewards from this seasons Battle Pass?
When is this season (chapter 3 season 1) scheduled to end?
How many Loading Screens are there in this seasons Battle Pass?
Which one of these is NOT a landmark in Chapter 3?
In the official Fortnite Chapter 3 Character trailer, who if the first character shown?
What is the rarity of the Wooly Mammoth Glider?
What is the name for Chapter 3?
On what page of the Chapter 3 Battle Pass will you find the Lunar Charge Emote?
When were the Spider-Man Mythic Web Shooters added to the game?
What's the code name for the new map?
Where is The Sevens hidden home on the map?
A new item, Guzzle Juice, was added this season. What does it do?
What's the name of this seasons Starter Pack
Which one of these is not a new weapon this season
Which of these POIs is NOT on the Chapter 3 map?
There are seven new Battle Pass skins not including the secret skin. Which of these is not the name of a Battle Pass skin?
What is the name of the additional Skin for Chapter 3, that is not yet released?
Which of these features were added in Chapter 3 of Fortnite?
When Did Chapter 3 Season 1 Launch?
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