March 17, 2018

Fortnite dropping in hot on Android and iOS

10 March 2018, 06:36 | Ross Houston

Fortnite is coming to mobile and will support crossplay with PC

Mobile Version Announced with Cross-Platform Play with Nearly All Other Versions

If you are following then you have already realized that Fortnite Battle Royale is missing in action on the widely popular Nintendo Switch and, of course, the other portable devices many people on the planet have: mobile devices. Most intriguingly, this is apparently the same 100-player experience, and it will support cross-play for some systems.

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. An Android beta and game support will be available a few months later. The Xbox One was suspiciously absent from the list, but Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that it's working with Epic Games to enable this in the future. The event will be open to iOS users, but the game will be released for both iOS and Android platform. With cross-play integration, players will be able to team up with friends across several devices and platforms. "Play when you want, where you want". A total of 45 million others own the game and play it on either their consoles or their desktop computers. You'll be able to sign up at Fornite's website starting March 12, and you'll receive an invite "shortly thereafter" by email if you're accepted. Right now, it sounds like only Battle Royale is coming to mobile, not Fortnite's other mode, Save the World. Players granted access will also be given friend invite codes to share with others. In order to participate in the test, you'll need an internet connection and iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices.

Mobile Version Announced with Cross-Platform Play with Nearly All Other Versions
Fornite Battle Royale Coming to iOS with Cross-Platform Support

Battle Royale is free on consoles and PC, supported by microtransactions (which are cosmetic only), and we would expect the mobile edition for follow the same format. That is a rarity in gaming circles as cross-platform play is something that the gatekeepers deliberately sabotage so that they can keep their ludicrous platform-lock policies going on and make more money off each one of us.

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