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Fortnite Battle Royale heading to mobile with cross-play support for PS4, PC, Mac

By midian182 · 6 replies
Mar 9, 2018
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  1. While it’s true that Steam’s third highest earning game of all time, PUBG, often steals the spotlight, you can’t ignore that other popular, and arguably better, last-man-standing title, Fortnite Battle Royale. Now, Developer Epic Games has announced that the free-to-play game is coming to iOS and Android devices.

    Fortnite Battle Royale will arrive on both phones and tablets. iOS users can sign up for an early version of the game from next week (March 12), while Android support is arriving sometime in the next few months.

    “On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac,” states the devs. “Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.”

    Epic says that thanks to its partnership with Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support cross-play and cross-progression, so PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android (eventually) users will be able to play together. No mention of the Xbox One, though, possibly due to the deal with Sony. We know that Fortnite cross-play is possible between rival consoles, as a “configuration issue” temporarily enabled the feature last year. Sony has said it doesn't allow cross-play for games like Minecraft and Rocket League due to the risks posed to younger players.

    A select number of iOS users who register will receive invites for the game soon after, with additional invites being sent out regularly over the coming months. These will include codes that can be shared with friends. Apple users will need an internet connection, obviously, and iOS 11 on at least the iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad 2017 devices.

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

    Epic never said exactly when the full version of the mobile game will release, or when it intends to enable cross-play support, but we probably won’t be waiting too long.

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  2. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Maniac Posts: 471   +236

    Unclear to me... everyone can play together except xbox users?
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,048   +1,384

    yep not through traditional matchmaking by default though, its sort of an "opt in" thing.

    You can thank sony and epic for xbox being not part of this. Guess a wad of cash on top of the bank that Epic is already making means more than much else.
  4. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Maniac Posts: 471   +236

    Ya well I have a ps4 pc and switch. No need for an xbox imo if you have a pc with their play anywhere initiative now
  5. Arionic

    Arionic TS Member Posts: 18   +15

    I can just see myself getting destroyed by a pc player while im running around looking at my tiny phone screen. Looks like we get a new contender in the PC vs Console war.
  6. adisoftcafe

    adisoftcafe TS Booster Posts: 44   +24

  7. adisoftcafe

    adisoftcafe TS Booster Posts: 44   +24

    By The Fortnite Team
    Hey Fortnite Community,

    We’re happy to announce today that in partnership with our friends at Microsoft, Fortnite will feature cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android.

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