Fortnite has been officially announced for Nintendo Switch, available to play for free right now in some regions (with others to follow very shortly), but how does voice chat work within the game, we hear you ask...

Well, luckily for everyone, discussion on the Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation has revealed all the details you need to know to get stuck in with chatting to others in the game. The voice chat functionality will be supported through the headphone jack on the Switch, so if you have a headset with a microphone attached, you'll be able to just plug in and chat away.

It was also confirmed that you'll be able to chat with friends regardless of their platform which is fantastic news for players who want to team up with those using other consoles.

If you've already started up the game yourself, you may be aware that this feature isn't currently available. Fear not, though, as the video above confirms that voice chat will become available on Thursday morning.

Could this be a turning point for voice chat on Switch? Does this alleviate some of your fears on how Fortnite might work on the console? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.