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Fortnite: Battle Royale Announced for iOS and Android

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Fortnite: Battle Royale Announced for iOS and Android

The Battle Royale mode for Epic Games’ Fortnite is coming to mobile devices, the studio announced today.

“On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac,” Epic said in a blog post. “Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.”

Epic also announced it will be partnering with Sony to support cross-play and cross-progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android. Currently, cross-progression is only available with PlayStation 4 and PC, except for last year when cross-play was “mistakenly” enabled between Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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

Anyone interested in trying out the iOS version can sign up on the official Fortnite website starting Monday, March 12. Invites will be sent out via email with a link to download the game from the App Store. Only the iOS version is being tested right now, but Epic said Android support would be coming “in the next few months.”

Requirements include iOS 11, an internet connection, and one of these Apple devices: iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices. Users who receive invites will also get friend invite codes to share. Invites will not be sent out to everyone initially, though Epic said it will be adding more players “regularly over the coming months.”

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