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Xbox joins the cross-platform party for Fortnite

Party on the battle bus!

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It was announced that Fortnite Battle Royale would be landing on mobile devices later this year, and PlayStation, PC, Mac, iOS, and then Android would all be cross-platform compatible with cross-platform game progression.

This announcement means that all players across those platforms would be able to play with each other, along with saving their game progressions across all those platforms as well. Microsoft was noticeably missing from this list, and gamers were confused why. Now, we have an answer! Microsoft isn’t left out as they showed up late to the party.

This weekend Epic Games announced that Xbox cross-platform, cross-purchase play would be supported with cross-platform play between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, and later Android. Epic explained in their blog post that Microsoft and the Fortnite development team have been talking for several months about this deal to make sure Xbox is right on par with other platforms.

Starting Monday, players can sign up to participate in the Fortnite Battle Royale closed-beta for iOS. Just like other platforms, players will be fighting against 99 other players to become the battle royale victor. Mobile devices will be receiving the same maps, same weekly content, and the same gameplay as all the other platforms.

Are you ready to drop down onto mobile devices? Do you think Fortnite on iOS and Android is a silly move? Let us know in the comments below! 

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