'Fortnite' Heading To Mobile: Sign-ups begin next week

Fortnite's patch V.3.1.0 brought the hunting rifle with it, and Epic also announced the addition of jetpacks.

From Monday, iOS users can sign up to declare their interest in an upcoming "Invite Event" with selected invitations being rolled out over a period of time afterwards. Support for Android platers will follow in the next few months, though no exact window is announced. No such luck for XBox One, but that's likely something to do with the business dealings between the console owners.

"Fortnite Battle Royale" for mobile. Now, keep in mind that's just for Battle Royale, and not the full game. In other words, not only will you be able to battle against players on other platforms, but your party can be made up of players on a variety of platforms, including iOS and Android. The same 100 player experience, the same features, and everything. That means you'll have the same gameplay, maps, content and updates as every other platform. So, iOS users will be able to take on Android when the support arrives.

According to a statement by Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale is coming soon to mobile devices starting with iOS and then moving on to Android at a later date (no specifics given, yet).

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"Talking of crossplay, the developer said, "...players across devices can squad up with friends and play together. The same game on all platforms. It's a tense game with plenty of light-hearted moments and the cartoony graphics make it fun to watch and now, with the arrival of a mobile version, you never need to be far from the action.

Are you excited to play the newest version of Fortnite?

Epic plans on slowly introducing the game to iOS devices starting on Monday, March 12th. When the invites start coming out, you will get an email. If you register on the the game's official website, that'll get you on the email list. If you do get in, you'll get codes to share with friends, so that's good. It'll be a limited number of players at first, but Epic has promised to add more player spots over the coming months.

  • Joe Gonzales