Fortnite Battle Royale Coming to iOS, Android: How to Get the Beta

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Fortnite Battle Royale, the free-to-play mode for the ultra-popular multiplayer game, is getting air-dropped into your phone. And if you can't wait for its unnamed release date, there's a beta program you'll want to sign up for.

News of Fortnite Battle Royale coming to Android and iOS hit yesterday, in a blog post from the Fortnite team that announced mobile devices will get the same version of the game as console and PC gamers do, and not some watered-down, hacked-together port.

Even better, the team states that "Fortnite Battle Royale [on mobile] will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android," so gaming on your phone or tablet will be just as fun as anywhere else. The team minced no words by staking this claim, saying "The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want."

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How to sign up for the beta

So, I'm pretty sure you want this version of Fortnite immediately, right? Well, the good news is that on Monday, Mar. 12 (set a reminder, folks, Mondays are busy), you can sign up for the iOS beta at Invitations will then be sent out via email, and in staggered waves as capacity grows, so don't worry if your friends get codes before you do.

Players who receive invites will also get extra invite codes so their buddies can sign up. The public release date for the final version is to be announced, and the announcement post states support for Android will be coming in the next few months."

What devices are supported?

Fortnite Battle Royal requires iOS 11 and runs on the iPhone 6S and later, the iPhone SE, the iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro tablets, the iPad Air 2, and the $329 2017 iPad. Android system requirements have yet to be announced.

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