The massively popular free-to-play video game ‘Fortnite’ is coming to iOS and Android devices

Epic Games

  • Developers behind the hugely popular “Fortnite” video game are soon releasing an iOS version of the game for Apple mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
  • An Android version is coming in the “next few months.”
  • The mobile version of the game will allow players to battle against console and computer players.
  • It’ll also allow “Fortnite” players to play the game wherever they bring their mobile devices – away from the constraints of home consoles and computers.

Developer Epic Games will soon make its massively popular “Fortnite” game available to play on iOS devices, and eventually Android devices in the “next few months.”

“Fortnite” is a battle-royale style game, where 100 online players fight against each other on a large map to become the last survivor. On several levels, “Fortnite” is similar to “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” – often known as “PUBG” – which is another massively popular battle-royale style video game.

“Fortnite” is free to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac, and is owned by around 45 million people. A whopping 3.4 million people were playing the game concurrently at one point in February. Bringing the game to iOS and Android devices will surely raise the ownership number to higher levels.

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Epic Games

“Fortnite” players will be able to play cross-platform when the game becomes available on mobile devices. That’s to say a player using an Xbox will be able to play with another player using a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet. Bringing the game to mobile devices will also let gamers play “Fortnite” wherever they bring their mobile devices, not just on their home consoles or computers. All that’s needed is an internet or data connection.

Epic Games claims the mobile version of the game will bring “console quality graphics and action.” It’ll be interesting to see how mobile device players fare against console and computer players who arguably have the advantages of a larger screen and greater gaming controls.

You can sign up to join the invite list on the Fortnite website starting on Monday, March 12.