Fortnite Battle Royale Is Coming To Mobile Devices With Cross Play

Terry Joseph
March 10, 2018

It's not entirely clear, but we have seen some PUBG mobile games - and PUBG mobile knock-offs - manage to translate that game's basic visuals and gameplay with relative ease. Given the oversaturation of zombie-themed games of late, you'd think the "Minecraft slash Left 4 Dead" four-player co-op would become just another title on Epic's belt.

In an extensive blog post, Epic Games announced the arrival of Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile and confirmed that on mobile it is going to be the same game as it is on other platforms. Players granted access will also be given friend invite codes to share with others.

Fortnite Battle Royale Mobile will first land on iOS, with Android coming in the next few months. You'll also need either an iPhone SE, iPhone 6S or higher, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad (2017).

Starting on Monday, March 12, players can head over to this website to register their interest in the upcoming playable event.

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Previously in Fortnite, you were only able to battle with a team of 4 maximum, but now you can roll up with a squad 20 deep for an huge deathmatch. We'll report back with more details on Battle Royale's mobile edition as they're announced.

Chinese internet firm Tencent, which has a 40% stake in Epic, had previously agreed domestic distribution for not only PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China, but also two official mobile games which launched, in Chinese, in February 2018 for iOS and Android. Those who have been invited will receive email link to download the game from the App Store. Android support will be added "in the next few months" as well.

Not interested in playing "a stripped-down port" of Fortnite: Battle Royale? Console quality graphics and action. There's now no word as to whether or not Xbox One will eventually be included in the mix. It's actually the exact same way that the system functions between desktop and PS4 console players right now. Play on mobile and carry on over to your console when you're ready. Fortnite Battle Royale team has managed to convince to support Sony to accept the offer.

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