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'Fortnite Battle Royale' heading to mobile, iOS test run announced

10 March 2018

Recently taking to their blog, the developer stated that players can expect the exact same 100-player experience except on cellphones and tablets.

Epic also announced it will be partnering with Sony on the mobile port, and will support cross-play and cross-progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

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Ahem. Fortnite Battle Royale's mobile debut will begin on select iOS devices with signups set to open for an Invite Event next week. As for Android owners, it sounds like they'll have to wait at least a few months before a version of Fortnite is available on their devices. Players on PlayStation, PC and Xbox found themselves in the same matches over the course of a weekend, though the feature was later deactivated; Xbox and PlayStation tend not to let their player populations mix.

As explained by Epic, those who sign up for the Fortnite Battle Royale Invite Event for iOS will receive email invites. Fortnite Battle Royale is starting out as invite only on the iPhone and iPad on Monday.

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"Fortnite Battle Royale" is heading to iOS device first and Android later. "Play when you want, where you want", Epic Games said on its website. How mobile players are going to compete with PS4 and PC players, and how Epic has implemented controls for mobile is going to be interesting to see! The same game on all platforms.

Even when Fortnite Mobile initially launches in the next few months, it'll be iOS only while the developers put the finishing touches on the Android variant. No such luck for XBox One, but that's likely something to do with the business dealings between the console owners. Epic not only makes games but also an entire game development suite, the Unreal Engine, and has long had the ability to implement cross-platform play across multiple hardware configurations. Console quality graphics and action.

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Fortnite has quickly overtaken PUBG to be one of the most played online multiplayer video games in the world. If you are one of the lucky ones to try it out early, you will be able to share the love with friend codes to give out. It was the first to hit the consoles and get on 75 million PS4s.

'Fortnite Battle Royale' heading to mobile, iOS test run announced