Fortnite Battle Royale goes mobile with cross play, progression


A surprising and impressive new addition is that the game will support cross-platform play between PC, PS4 and the mobile platforms.

Hugely popular multiplayer game Fortnite is on the verge of taking its Battle Royale mode mobile, with an iOS test welcoming applicants from Monday, March 12, an Android version promised, and the promise of cross-platform multiplayer for mobile, PlayStation 4, and computers.

Given the hype surrounding Fortnite right now, it's pretty incredible that developers have been able to get a fully featured version of the game for mobile devices, and Epic Games has insisted that there will be more to come in the future.

Furthermore, progress made on the mobile version will carry over to the PS4 and PC version, and will feature cross-play, so you'll be playing alongside PS4 and PC owners. Well, you might want to reconsider that, as Epic claims these new versions will be exactly the same as the ones on PC and consoles. Android support will come in "the next few months" according to the announcement. The email will also contain invite codes that players will be able to give away to other willing gamers. With invites being sent out in the near future, though, we will likely know soon enough. You can play the game with friends no matter what platform you play it on.

Epic Games claims the mobile version of the game will bring "console quality graphics and action".

However, if you would have told me before yesterday Fortnite: Battle Royale would be coming to mobile devices I would have called you a liar and not believed you. One of those is that Fortnite for PC is not available on Steam, so you'll have to download it directly from Epic Games. "Play when you want, where you want", the studio states. Android owners will have to wait a few months it seems. To take part in this whole thing, you'll have to have at least "an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices", running iOS 11. But to clear up any confusion, think as Fortnite as two games.

For now Fortnite's mobile build will remain exclusive to iOS with an eventual release on Android. You can see a trailer for the game below.