Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.
Just announced by Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile! If you’re unaware, Battle Royale is a game mode for the Fortnite title that has solo players going up against 99 other players on an island littered with guns, traps, and materials to build forts. While you’re busy trying to eliminate other players, you must also watch out for a deadly storm that makes its way onto the island. If you’re trapped in the storm for too long, you’re eliminated. I could go on and on about Battle Royale because I love it so much, but anyway, back to this epic announcement.
Unfortunately, the first mobile launch will be for iOS devices, but Android device support will come, “in the next few months.”
Here’s the full announcement from Epic Games.
Hey Fortnite Community,
Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices! On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates. Starting Monday, you can sign-up for the Invite Event on iOS. Support for Android will be coming in the next few months.
In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android. This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together.
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.
According to Epic, anyone with an iOS device can sign up for an invite starting March 12 through the Fortnite website. Following that, email invites will begin rolling out. If you’re lucky enough to get an invite, you will also be given codes for friends, allowing you and your squad to get down on some Battle Royale action.
As for required mobile devices, Epic states you’ll need iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad 2017 devices.
I know, there’s nothing about Android yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear something.
// Epic Games