Epic Games Is Coming For All Your Free Time, Announces Fortnite Mobile

10 March, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Lynette Payne
  • Fortnight Battle Royale by Epic Games will be launched for both Android and iOS

On top of the new content, Epic is bringing the wildly-popular free-to-play battle royale game to iOS and Android devices. That means you can play a game on your phone with your friends on PS4, PC, or Mac in completely different locations. Mad! You are dropped on to the map with just a pickaxe and have to hunt for weapons and building materials to help you fight through for the win. Console quality graphics and action. 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. Fueled mainly by its free battle royale mode (the Save the World mode, in which you team with other players to kill monsters, now costs $40, £33 and AU$60), the game was reported last month to have hit 3.4 million concurrent players, beating PUBG's record of 3.2 million.

And that's it for now.

Fortnite on mobile will support cross-play and cross-platform-progression between PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, iOS, and Android at a later point. At the moment only Xbox and Switch seem to be left out, but not for long I imagine.

According to Epic Games, the mobile versions will have feature-parity with their PC and console counterparts.

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"Players who receive invites from Epic will also get friend invite codes to share with others". An "invite event" will be starting on iOS soon.

The game's developer explained that users will be able to sign up for an iOS beta starting on 12 March (that's this coming Monday), with invites rolling out shortly afterwards. This slow roll-out will take place over the coming months, the company has admitted, suggesting that it will be taking things slowly at first to ensure the launch goes as smoothly as possible.

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices!

The mobile version of the game will allow players to battle against console and computer players. The mobile build will require you to have iOS 11 installed on one of the following devices: iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017.

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