Fortnite mobile will see Epic's Battle Royale game branching out to new platforms.
Arriving soon through iOS invites, Android users will also get access in the near future.
If you're just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.
What are the Fortnite mobile differences?
In March 2018, Epic Games announced Fortnite Battle Royale would be coming to mobile devices as "the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac".
The developer further elaborated that it would have the:
- Same gameplay and content
- Same map
- Same weekly updates (which we assume includes Seasons and new Challenges)
It even has cross-platform play (and progression) across iOS, Android, PC, Mac, plus consoles PS4 or Xbox. (To clarify, though you cannot have PS4 and Xbox users playing together, if you are on mobile or PC, you can play with the owner of either platform. Microsoft boss Phil Spencer would like to see all platforms work together with no barriers, however!)
Regardless, it'll be interesting to see if there will be a gulf in ability between players, simply down to controls (touchscreen versus controller versus mouse and keyboard).
If you're interested in how it possibly could work, PUBG on mobile is a good case study, though it's worth noting it is technically a different version and not the "same" as what Fortnite's version will be:
How Fortnite iOS sign ups work
Fortnite will be coming to iOS first as part of an invite-only event. Here's what you need to know:
- You can sign up for invites from the official site, where invites will star rolling out thereafter.
- Invites will feature an App Store email link, and invite codes to share with others.
- You will need at least an iPhone 6S / SE, iPad Mini 4 / Pro / Air 2 / 2017, all running iOS 11, to play. Oh, and an internet connection.
With Epic Games saying it will continue to add players "over the coming months", it suggests not only multiple waves on invites, but a full release won't happen for some time yet.
Looking for more help? Our Fortnite tips and tricks can give you advice on how to up your game, and our Fortnite settings can help give you a performance boost. We have a list of all the rewards from the current season's Battle Pass, as well as how to beat the latest Weekly Challenges, such as Week 3's Snobby Shores treasure map location and how to land on Bullseyes. This week also sees the introduction of new game type 5 teams of 20 and news of Fortnite on mobile.
When is Fortnite Android access happening?
While Fortnite iOS is playable (on an invite-only basis at least) soon after the version's announcement, Android looks to be a little further away.
According to Epic, "support for Android will be coming in the next few months", and cross play with the platform will happen "eventually", suggesting a release sometime after it launches on iOS.
So, if you want to play Fortnite on the go any time soon, looks like an iOS device is your best yet.