Monday, 24 September, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to iOS and Android devices

Mobile Version Announced with Cross-Platform Play with Nearly All Other Versions Fortnite is coming to mobile and will support crossplay with PC
| 10 March, 2018, 02:05

Wrapping up a insane day for gaming that included a new Call of Duty, a sequel to The Division and confirmation that Super Smash Bros. is coming to the Switch, Epic Games surprised everyone on Thursday evening by revealing that multiplayer smash hit Fortnite Battle Royale is heading to iOS and Android. Even more impressively, the iOS and Android games will feature cross-play with the PC and PS4 versions. The popular game takes the familiar artistic direction and freemium structure of popular mobile games and combines it with the last-person-standing gameplay directive of other viral titles like PUBG to get users running and gunning through its maps. Epic explained in their blog post that the cross-platform integration is "in partnership with our friends at Sony", which explains why Xbox gamers are SOL.

"Fortnite" is free to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac, and is owned by around 45 million people.

Epic Games is not slowing down with their Fortnite Battle Royale momentum, as they continue to release new content, challenges, skins and more. The same game on all platforms. In other words, not only will you be able to battle against players on other platforms, but your party can be made up of players on a variety of platforms, including iOS and Android. It's a tense game with plenty of light-hearted moments and the cartoony graphics make it fun to watch and now, with the arrival of a mobile version, you never need to be far from the action. If you do have an iPhone or iPad, however, you can sign up now for the chance to play it as soon as it's available. It'll be interesting to see how mobile device players fare against console and computer players who arguably have the advantages of a larger screen and greater gaming controls.


iOS users will get the first crack at some answers as early as March 12. More invites will be sent out over the coming months, so if you don't get in right away, you'll have more opportunities later.

Chinese internet firm Tencent, which has a 40% stake in Epic, had previously agreed domestic distribution for not only PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China, but also two official mobile games which launched, in Chinese, in February 2018 for iOS and Android.

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