Fortnite dropping in hot on Android and iOS

Fortnite Battle Royale Update Sony Decides to Exclude Xbox One

There a lot of people out there who enjoy Fortnite Battle Royale; it's now the most watched video game on Twitch.tv, and Epic Games has come up with a way to get even more people involved: it's coming to mobile.

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices! Xbox One is noticeably missing from this thanks to Epic Games "partnership" with Sony.

A mobile version of Fortnite felt somewhat inevitable, but surprisingly, mobile players will be able to compete against PS4, PC and Mac players via Cross Play. Fortnite briefly and accidentally proved such cross-console play was possible back in September, and Epic Games later said players "deserve" such features.

Once the mobile versions reach their final build, both iOS and Android will offer cross-play with PC, PlayStation 4 and even Mac.

According to the studio, this mobile version of the game will make relatively few compromises in terms of translating the existing version of Battle Royale to mobile platforms.

Fortnite Battle Royale Update Sony Decides to Exclude Xbox One from Cross Platform Support

Epic says, "We believe this is the future of games". Fueled mainly by its free battle royale mode (the Save the World mode, in which you team with other players to kill monsters, now costs $40, £33 and AU$60), the game was reported last month to have hit 3.4 million concurrent players, beating PUBG's record of 3.2 million. That sounds pretty cool, and it'll be interesting to see how it works in practice.

The mobile launch will begin, Epic has confirmed, this coming Monday via an 'Invite Event.' Those signing up on the official website will be entered into a list from which selected numbers will receive a download link for the game, along with codes to invite friends to download the title too.

Sign-ups will open on Monday for an invite-only test on iOS; Android will follow "in the next few months". Invites will be rolling out over the coming months.

Having taken the gaming world by storm since it first launched on console and PC last summer the battle royale free-to-play area of the game has become an essential for multiplayer madness.

Fortnite's mobile edition requires an internet connection (of course), and an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 device or newer.

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