Best Wireless Headset for Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch

Best Wireless Headset for Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch
8.7 Total Score


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  • Great sound quality
  • Microphone sound is clear

If you’re like me and you’ve been looking for a wireless headset to play with your friends in Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch, you’re probably confused by what works and what does not.

For Fortnite specifically, I’ve been very happy with the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless.

Why I like it:

  • It’s compatible with the Nintendo Switch’s wireless USB headset system
  • The small dongle plugs in nicely to the USB-C port on the bottom of the Switch for playing on the go.
  • A regular USB-A adapter cable is included so you can plug the USB-C dongle into the docking station of the Nintendo Switch to play with the headset on a TV

Some things to know before buying:

  • There is no Bluetooth capability.
  • Many Nintendo Switch games do not support voice chat via a USB headset. Fortnite is one of the few exceptions.
  • Many first-party Nintendo Switch titles (such as Mario Kart and Splatoon) support voice chat through the Nintendo smartphone app, for which this headset will not work. The headset does have an AUX cable to plug into your phone if it has a jack, but then you won’t be able to hear the game sounds from your TV. There is no “mixing” capability.
  • This headset is also compatible with PC, PS4 and certain Android phones with a USB-C port.

8.7 Total Score

Awesome sound quality and a crystal-clear microphone make this comfortable headset a winner for Fortnite players on the Nintendo Switch.

Sound Quality
  • Great sound quality
  • Microphone sound is clear
  • Microphone does not flip up
  • No LED on the microphone to tell when it is muted
  • Mute switch could be more accessible

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset - USB-C Wireless - Detachable Clearcast Microphone - for PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Lite, Android - Black - Playstation 4

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as of July 13, 2020 11:43 pm


  • Features SteelSeries' Lossless 2.4GHz wireless for ultra-low latency wireless connectivity on PS4 and PC
  • Take the same gaming-grade wireless on the go using the compact and portable USB-C dongle on your Nintendo Switch and Lite, and Android phones
  • Detachable ClearCast noise canceling microphone with natural sounding clarity, Discord certified
  • Same high-performance speaker drivers as the multi-award winning Arctis 7
  • Steel-reinforced headband for a perfect fit and lasting durability

SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wireless Lossless Surround Sound Headset for Nintendo Switch with Detachable ClearCast Microphone - Black

Impactradius Best Buy U.S
Last update was on: July 13, 2020 7:55 pm

Wireless with wired connection also available via audio cable2.4GHz wireless connectivityDetachable microphone that allows you to make and receive calls

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