Fortnite Coming to Mobile Devices, iOS Beta Next Week

Posted by | March 13, 2018 | Mobile, News, Video | No Comments

Epic Games have announced that Fortnite, specifically the wildly popular Fortnite Battle Royale mode, is coming to mobile devices. You can sign up for an invite-only beta on iOS, which they’re calling an Invite Event, beginning Monday, March 12. Fortnite will also come to Android in the next few months.

Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile features the same 100-person survival gameplay as on PC and consoles.

Email invites will roll out soon after signs begin next Monday. These invites will include a link to download the game on the App Store, as well as friend invite codes. To participate in the Fortnite Battle Royale Invite Event you will need iOS 11 and an iPhone 6S (or better) or iPad Mini 4 or Air 2 (or better).

Epic Games have partnered with Sony and Microsoft to ensure cross-platform play between gaming devices, such as PlayStation 4 with iOS, and PC with Xbox One. The only one that appears to not be allowed is PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with each other. This also has the advantage of keeping the progress and purchases you’ve made across devices using your Epic Games account.

You can sign up for the network beta test of Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS here. If you sign in with your Epic Games account, you can keep your current progress with Fornite. As noted in the FAQ: “We’re sending out invites as our services scale up to handle more players with the goal of maintaining a healthy player population. Not everyone will get in at the same time. Factors that contribute to the order in which players receive invites include sign-up order, proximity to a data center, and device model.”

The Fortnite Battle Royale invite event will begin next week.

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