What is now probably the most popular game that is being played on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox and streamed across the world is now getting ramped up to be played on mobile devices. Epic Games is now adding Fortnite Battle Royale to the mobile ecosystem letting players play from their Android or iOS device. iOS devices are getting first dibs on the game with Android support coming in the next few months.
The game will support cross-play and cross progression on your PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac. That means if you’re out and about and your friends want you to play a few matches with them and they’re on PC or PS4, you’ll be able to join them. Everything will be the same when it comes to maps, gameplay, content, and weekly updates. Notably missing from the list is the Xbox One, which is odd as Xbox has promoted cross-device gameplay before, especially within their Xbox Play Anywhere program. In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft did confirm it’s working on being added to the cross-play compatibility list.
“We have been working closely with the team at Epic Games for some time to bring this functionality to all current and future versions of Fortnite and expect it to be available on Xbox along with other platforms,” says a Microsoft spokesperson. “Microsoft has long been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles.”
Epic Games confirmed that cross-platform play would extend to Xbox One as well, although PlayStation 4 was mysteriously missing from that post as one of the systems that would be included with Xbox One cross-platform play.
We’re happy to announce today that in partnership with our friends at Microsoft, Fortnite will feature cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android.
If you’re running on iOS, you’ll be able to sign up before Android users starting March 12th. You can sign up at www.Fortnite.com to receive the invite and from there on, emails will be sent out at some point. The Fortnite Team is saying that people will receive an email with a link to download the game from the App Store, but if you don’t get an email, there’s no need to worry as more players will be added in over time. A plus side to getting an email from Epic Games will be the ability to send invite codes to friends letting them try out the game on mobile too.
Now, there are specific iOS devices that will work with the game, which will require an internet connection and be on iOS 11. Those devices include the iPhone 6S, SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and any iPads that came out in 2017.
What do you guys think about Fortnite Battle Royale coming to Android and iOS devices? Even with it being cross-platformed to PS4, PC, and Mac do you think it’ll be able to keep traction as much as the other gaming systems? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.[button link=”https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/mobile-announce” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Epic Games[/button]
Last Updated on March 10, 2018.