Epic Games has announced that Fortnite Mobile is now available to download for all iOS users. The mobile version of Fortnite: Battle Royale is now open to everyone who owns a compatible iOS device to play the game on. Earlier in March, only selected iOS users were able to try out the new Fortnite Mobile, after signing up on the official site for the chance to receive invites. The game was still a “work in progress beta” when the first few batches of invites were sent out.
Players can still expect the same full Fortnite: Battle Royale experience, with the same gameplay, map, and weekly updates. Impressively, the mobile version supports cross-play and cross-progress with the console/PC versions. Additionally, keep in mind that the game requires at least iOS 11 on all compatible devices, including tablets like the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 or iPad 2017. The oldest iOS device to support the game is the iPhone 6S or SE.
Unfortunately for Android users, they will have to wait at least a few more months for their version of the game. However, they can still sign up now to be on the waiting list and receive notification when the Android version is eventually released.
In other related news, Fortnite Mobile became the number one app in 47 countries worldwide after the first 24 hours of going live, as well as entering the top 10 charts of 11 other countries within the same timeframe. It managed to achieve that even though the game still required invites to be played back then. Fortnite CEO Tim Sweeney also recently said that cross-play between all platforms is the future of the games industry, including for Sony and Microsoft.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is a spin-off of the cooperative survival game Fortnite, to capitalize on the booming battle royale genre popularized by games like PUBG. It was originally released as a standalone free-to-play game for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac on September 26th, 2018. iOS users can get started on Fortnite Mobile by checking out the official site here.