Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Fortnite Battle Royale goes mobile with cross play, progression

Fortnite Battle Royale goes mobile with cross play, progression

With the recent announcement that the game is coming to iOS and Android devices, many players are wondering when will Fortnite be on mobile? Because the game will support cross play and cross progression between PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, iOS, and eventually Android (is this the part where we start nagging at Sony and Microsoft to make friends again?).

"Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates", Epic said in a forum post about Fortnite: Battle Royale's mobile edition. It will first come out on iOS, and then, a few months later, on Android. They go on to add that cross-play will be enabled for mobile and PC players and PC players will be able to play with Mac and PS4 players. PS4 players will need to create an Epic Games account and follow these steps. It will require a bit of a higher-end device, but it will offer the exact same game as on other platforms.

Players who get an invitation will also get several invites to send to friends as well, so congrats to all you people with Apple products. When a user is invited, they will receive an email that includes a link to download and install the game from the Apple App Store.

Unlike the two PUBG mobile games, which were handed off to another company, Epic Games will handle the mobile versions of Fortnite: Battle Royal in-studio.

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Unfortunately for Android users, the answer to when will Fortnite be on mobile is less immediate.

In a surprising move, you will be able to play against other gamers on different systems.

Earlier this week a mum in the United Kingdom criticised the influence Fortnite: Battle Royale had had on her 10-year-old son, saying that her his obsession with the game had led to changes in his behaviour. For now, plans are in motion to bring Fortnite Battle Royale to iOS.

The absolute closest to the full PUBG experience for mobile, at least right now, is Rules of Survival. Xbox One is noticeably missing from this thanks to Epic Games "partnership" with Sony. That might sound annoying, but it means that matches won't last forever, which is only a good thing. That's to say a player using an Xbox will be able to play with another player using a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet.

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