How To Get Fortnite Mobile On iOS
Here's your chance to try the popular battle royale game on mobile.
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Epic recently announced that it is bringing the massively popular free-to-play game Fortnite: Battle Royale to iOS and Android devices. Prior to its official mobile launch, however, it will conduct a test on iOS to put the game through its paces. This won't be open to everyone, but sign-ups for the invite-only trial are now open on Epic's official website. [Update: Fortnite mobile is now live and invites are going out.]
Both iOS and Android users can sign up for the trial, but only those with the former devices will be able to participate for the time being; Epic says Android support will follow "in the next few months." Players will need an internet connection and an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro, or a newer Apple device with iOS 11 in order to play the game. For an idea of what to expect, you can check out the first Fortnite mobile gameplay video.
If you're selected to take part in the test, you'll receive an email that contains a link to download the mobile version of Fortnite: Battle Royale shortly after signing up, as well as codes to share with your friends. Even if you aren't initially chosen to participate, you'll still have a chance to get in at a later date. Epic says it will send out more invites "as the servers can handle more players."
Epic says the mobile version of Fortnite: Battle Royale will be the same 100-player experience currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will boast the "same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates," Epic explained in a forum post on its website. "We believe this is the future of games. The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want."
Along with featuring the same content, the mobile version of Fortnite: Battle Royale will also support cross-play and cross-progression between PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, and (eventually) Android. Players will have the option to opt-in for cross-play and squad up with their friends on other platforms, meaning you won't be forced into teaming up with someone on mobile if you're on console or PC.