Fortnite Battle Royale Coming to iOS and Android With Cross-Platform Play For PC and Console

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Mar 10, 2018 12:13 PM
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If you’re struggling for Fortnite: Battle Royale wins, help may be at hand. Epic Games has announced Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices and there’s also going to be full cross-platform play between PC, PS4, Mac, iOS, and Android. Just think, potentially millions of tippy-tappy supplicants to their mobile overlords, all ready and willing to up against mouse and keyboard users. Let the bloodbath commence.

Incredibly, Epic has got the exact same 100-player deathmatch on mobile devices, complete with the same map, same content and the same weekly updates, and plays can even squad up across devices and play with friends on other platforms. Fortnite: Battle Royale will be arriving on iOS first and then Android in the coming months.

“We believe this is the future of games,” says Epic. “The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.”

The one downside to all this is that Xbox One isn’t included in all the festivities. It sounds as if it was due to some sort of deal inked with Sony, and for whatever reason this prohibits Xbox One users from getting in on the cross-platform action.

I have to say this is a noble effort from Epic Games at uniting (nearly) all gamers in one place, although I have to wonder how mobile gamers are going to stand a chance against PS4 players, let alone PC gamers with a mouse and keyboard. There’s such a gulf in the control methods that it would be a fine achievement to win a 100-player battle royale with an iPhone.

Is anybody going to dare give Fortnite a shot on mobile? Will this update enable Fortnite to become the biggest game on the planet?

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05:16 Mar-12-2018

Hmmm... I wanna see how the controllers will compete against mouse and keyboard on a shooting game.

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05:20 Mar-11-2018

Cross play with mobile players to make them show how inferior they are w.r.t. PC so they can shift to a PC.

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20:11 Mar-10-2018

I was just wondering..... Is there a Crossplay between PC and Consoles now ?

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12:04 Mar-12-2018

Yes there is between PC and PlayStation 4 - I play on my PC and my son plays on the PS4 so we can play Duo team battles.

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18:59 Mar-10-2018

I can't imagine how awful it must be to control a game like this on a mobile device.

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20:56 Mar-10-2018

there is controllers oout there and i believe that using Cydia u can use PS4 Xbox and even Kb/M to play

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05:18 Mar-11-2018

if i want to use a controller then what is the use of it being mobile.

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10:02 Mar-11-2018

i know its good for long flights and controllers makes it un mobile but if u want to get better control and anvantage controller plus the lighting to hdmi adapter and PS4 controllers lol and Cydia to hook them up
Welcome to the legendary IOS master race
your reward is an apple ur punishment new 1k iPhone pay!!
black market is Cydia

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11:47 Mar-11-2018

You can buy something like a Moga Pro controller - the phone clips onto an xbox-style controller, connects via bluetooth and the controller even has a battery you can use to charge the phone while gaming so you don't drain the battery. Works super well for emulators like the PPSSPP, which is why I got mine. Alternatively, Android phones can natively use mice and keyboards, which is pretty cool too, but I somehow doubt fortnite mobile will have the controls enabled for that.

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21:12 Mar-11-2018

forgot about them that they exist and batt in nice
on android u can root it but only modify files i dont think a app like cydia exists in it im ios so i dont about android and there equivalent of Jailbreak to force Kb/M for the game like using Xpadder or Joytokey on PC

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20:47 Mar-12-2018

On Android it's called "rooting" :D
Yeah, with a rooted phone you get quite a few extras, but even without root you can do mostly the same stuff that jailbroken iOS gives you, sometimes more.

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17:53 Mar-10-2018

Hey there shouldn't be cross platform between console/pc and mobiles. I
Bet the controls on mobile would suck.
Goodluck building walls jumping and shooting at same time

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17:42 Mar-10-2018

I'm Definitely gonna try it out on my tablet. If they can just put two analog sticks on either side s and another button for shooting with auto reloading.....That will be enough

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15:49 Mar-10-2018

Basically setting them up for failure lol.

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14:53 Mar-10-2018

Any words on system requirements for mobile?

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15:37 Mar-10-2018

2 samsung s9+ in sli

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16:01 Mar-10-2018

haha nice!

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20:57 Mar-10-2018

at 30hz

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12:23 Mar-10-2018

I'm interested in how they are going to put in the building features quick enough for mobile players to compete with pc players. The pro fortnite players are insane at building towers.

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12:21 Mar-10-2018

I don't think mobile players will have a great time when matched against PC or console users.

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