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You can now use Bluetooth controllers with Fortnite on Android and iPhone

Mobile players, step your game up.

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Mobile Fortnite is a pretty great thing, but if you’re like me, the mobile controls are just a little bit too frustrating to truly make me want to play the game on mobile. I’ve always had issues with “virtual” controllers, however, so maybe my issue isn’t as widespread as I think.

Regardless, that is all changing with today’s update to the hit battle royale title. Now, both Android and iOS players will have access to third-party controllers. This is huge and honestly gives a big advantage to those that use one, and brings the mobile experience closer to the console and PC.

If you’re an Apple user, Made for iPhone (MFi) controllers will work with the game. These include the SteelSeries Nimbus controller and the Gamevice, which turns your iPhone into some weird, off-brand Nintendo Switch thing.

Android users have more options when it comes to controllers for playing Fortnite. From Epic Games’ press release, Android works with “most Bluetooth controller adapters, such as SteelSeries Stratus XL, Gamevice, Razer Raiju, and Moto Gamepad.” Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support should work, as well, on Android.

When playing a game on your phone it always seems strange to me to hook up a controller, but if you are a mobile gamer and looking to step up your Fortnite game, this is definitely great news. You can read the full Fortnite patch notes here.

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