Fortnite dropping in hot on Android and iOS
Beta registration open March 12.
Epic Games is not slowing down with their Fortnite Battle Royale momentum, as they continue to release new content, challenges, skins and more. On top of the new content, Epic is bringing the wildly-popular free-to-play battle royale game to iOS and Android devices.
The Battle Royale port is coming to phones and tablets, and Epic claims that it will be the same 100-player game we know from Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac with the same content we have already. Users will be able to sign up for the iOS-exclusive beta starting March 12, and invites will begin rolling out soon after that. An Android beta and game support will be available a few months later. Players granted access will also be given friend invite codes to share with others.
Fortnite on mobile will support cross-play and cross-platform-progression between PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, iOS, and Android at a later point. With cross-play integration, players will be able to team up with friends across several devices and platforms. Epic explained in their blog post that the cross-platform integration is “in partnership with our friends at Sony,” which explains why Xbox gamers are SOL.
Gamers will remain in the cross-fire as Sony and Microsoft refuse to see eye-to-eye, with Sony repeatedly refusing Microsoft’s offers to open up cross-platform play. It’s frustrating, to say the least, but for now, all we can do is wait.
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