Fortnite has arrived on mobile platforms, with Epic making its battle royale game cross-platform with PC and consoles.
Update: The first wave of invites for Fortnite mobile on iOS devices have begun to land in inboxes.
Those that applied to take part in the Invite Event for iOS earlier in the week should check their inboxes, but be aware that sign up was very popular and Epic is rolling out the service in waves. The first set of invites are focused on iOS devices, with Android set to follow in the coming months.
Original story: The battle royale shooter goes from strength to strength in 2018, with a mobile version for iOS and Android joining PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
There’s some confusion about how a mobile version works with other formats, which devices are supported and when exactly it’s available, so we’re going to help clear that up.
Fortnite mobile sign-up
When does Fortnite come to mobile? Well, the short answer is from March 15, 2018. However, you will have to sign-up for an invite and not everyone will get one of those.
Enter your details on the official site for the Invite Event on iOS and wait patiently. Invites will then be mailed out to download Fortnite mobile from the App Store. Each invite will include invite codes for friends, too.
Considering how popular Fortnite is, we’d expect there to be a long waiting list. Epic has said it will begin with small numbers on Fortnite mobile and add more players over the coming months.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 12, 2018
Is Fortnite mobile on Android?
Fortnite mobile will be coming to Android devices in the future. Epic’s official response is “support for Android will be coming in the next few months” so you’ll have to wait for the roll-out on iOS devices to get underway and prove successful first.
Fortnite mobile compatible devices
To play Fortnite on mobile you’ll need iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad 2017 device.
Here’a a list of all iOS compatible devices:
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6S / 6S Plus
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Air 2
- iPad 2017
- iPad Pro
The following is a list of Android compatible devices that are “coming soon”
- Google Pixel 2 / XL
- Huawei Mate 10 / Pro / Lite
- Huawei Mate 9 / Pro
- Huawei P10 / P10 Plus / P10 Lite
- Huawei P9 / P9 Lite
- Huawei P8 Lite 2017
- LG G6
- LG V30 / V30+
Is Fortnite on mobile different to PC, Xbox One and PS4?
According to Epic, Fortnite Battle Royale mobile will be the same game as it is currently on PS4, Xbox One and PC. That means 100 players on the same map, with the same loot and progressions, complete with weekly challenges and updates.