The developer of Fortnite, Epic Games has officially stated that it’s bringing the incredibly popular free-to-play multiplayer game, Fortnite Battle Royale to iOS and Android devices. The developers are planning to launch the game on both the platforms, phones, and tablets. American video game company promises that “it’ll be same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac, there will be no changes in the gameplay, content, maps, and weekly updates as the console and PC versions.”
Users and players will be able to sign up for an iOS beta starting on March 12th, with invites rolling out shortly afterward. There are few selected players who get an invitation and will also get invites to send to friends as well. Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile and tablets will support cross-play and cross-progression between the PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and eventually the Android versions of the game. Users will be able to play with and against players from other platforms and team up with friends across devices.
Xbox One is missing from their list, which seems to be left out of the cross-platform fun. Blog post of Epic Games mentions that the cross-platform function is “in partnership with our friends at Sony.” On a technical note, we already know that cross-play between Xbox One and PS4 consoles in Fortnite is completely possible since that very thing happened last year for a few hours due to a “configuration issue.”