Epic just announced that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile platforms!
In a letter to the community, Epic announced that the same experience of Fortnite Battle Royale that you know from PC, PS4 and Xbox one, is also coming to mobile phones and tablets with both support for iOS and later down the road also Android. Users can participate in the early phase of testing by signing up to the mailing list on the Fortnite website. You will need at least n iPhone 6s or iPhone Se, an iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or an iPad 2017 in order to participate.
Spread the fun with friends
The good thing is, once you’re part of the early playerbase, you’ll get keys that you can share with your friends as well so you can immediately squad up with them for some mobile matches. Whether this will be worth your time even, as we know, mobile games don’t necessarily always are a good target platform for big and complex controls. What’s more interesting is the fact that players that join on mobile can still play against players on PS4, PC and Mac thanks to Cross Play support and Cross Progression Support, yes even playing with friends from different platforms should be possible. So in case you have a pc, a console in the living room and some mobile devices, you can easily start a squad round with just the platforms you can find in an average home. Heck for me personally that would be my studio PC, living room console, a macBook and my iPhone.
The future of Fortnite Battle Royale
As Epic puts it in their announcement: “We believe this is the future of games. The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.” It’s a noble intend and we’re interested to see where Fortnite is going in the future, especially since PUBG is just slowly heading to more platforms like the Xbox, with their own roadmap for 2018 as we wrote about yesterday. Meanwhile, H1Z1 just entered their free 2 play program after the long time the game was priced at 20$. It’s an interesting time to be fan of that game-design principle, even with new games on the horizon just like the now teased 400 player big battle royale game Mavericks: Proving Grounds.
In other Fortnite Battle Royale news
Since we’re here to talk about Fortnite BR, the latest battle pass was also just added, alongside the latest update of the game which is now running on version 3.2 which was just released yesterday. For the mobile versions of the game, Epic said that it will be exactly the same experience, all games will run on the same patch. They clearly have to provide this promise as else we would have different platforms on different versions of the game. For now that is all we got, we hope you enjoyed this quick overview of this week’s Fortnite Battle Royale news and maybe we’ll see you in game soon!