Another huge video game title is making its way to mobile devices.
Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to Android and iOS. Epic Games says that the experience on phones and tablets will be the same as it is on PCs and consoles. “Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates,” the company explains.
Also of note is that Epic has struck a partnership with Sony that’ll enable Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and eventually Android. With these features, you’ll be able to team up with players on other platforms.
Starting Monday, March 12, iOS users will be able to visit www.Fortnite.com and sign up for the Invite Event. Once selected, these players will get an email link to download the game from the App Store, and they’ll also get friend invite codes to share with their friends. Epic says that the Android support will arrive “in the next few months.”
On iOS devices, Fortnite Battle Royale will require iOS 11 and an internet connection. You’ll also need either an iPhone SE, iPhone 6S or higher, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad (2017).
In Fortnite Battle Royale, you drop onto a map and compete against 99 other players. You can pick up weapons, build walls and stairs, and more, and the goal is to be the last person standing. You can see a trailer for the game below.
Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the biggest video games around right now, so it makes sense that Epic would try to bring it to as many platforms as possible, including Android and iOS devices. What will be interesting is seeing how the experience performs on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, especially since Epic is touting that it’ll be the same gameplay as on more powerful platforms like the PS4 and PC.
Are you going to give Fortnite Battle Royale a try on mobile?