By The Fortnite Team
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.
SIGN-UP MONDAY TO JOIN THE INVITE LIST
Starting Monday, March 12, sign-up at www.Fortnite.com for the Invite Event on iOS. Email invites will start rolling out soon thereafter. When you are invited, you will receive an email with a link to download the game from the App Store. If you don’t receive an invite right away, don’t worry. We’ll be adding more players regularly over the coming months. Players who receive invites from Epic will also get friend invite codes to share with others. To participate, you will need an internet connection and iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices.
Stay tuned for more details on Monday. See you on the Battle Bus,
Q: How do I sign up to play Fortnite on mobile?
A: You can sign up at www.fortnite.com/mobile.
Q: Where can I find more information on Fortnite coming to mobile?
A: You can read more on our blog at www.fortnite.com/news/mobile-announce.
Q: When can I play Fortnite Battle Royale on my iOS device?
A: Once the event begins and you receive an invite. Invites will start rolling out soon to players who have signed up.
Q: Why haven’t I received an invite?
A: We’re sending out invites as our services scale up to handle more players with the goal of maintaining a healthy player population. Not everyone will get in at the same time. After you sign up at www.fortnite.com/mobile, you will be notified via email once you get in.
Q: My friend received an invite and they signed up after me, what gives?
A: Factors that contribute to the order in which players receive invites include sign-up order, proximity to a data center, and device model. If your friend got invited by Epic, check with them to see if they have a friend code to share with you.
Q: Is Fortnite on mobile coming to Android?
A: Yes. Android will be supported in the next few months.
Q: What iOS devices are compatible with Fortnite on mobile?
A: To participate, you’ll need an internet connection and iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices or later.
Q: Will Mobile players be forced to play with other platforms?
A: No. By default, mobile players are matched against mobile players only. When a mobile player joins a squad with friends on other platforms, then that squad is matchmade against a multiplatform population. Thus, cross platform play is opt in.
Q: I got an invite, where do i download the game?
A: In the invitation email, you will receive a link to download the game from the iOS App Store.
Q: Will Bluetooth controllers work?
A: Not initially. Bluetooth controller support is coming later.
Q: Is Save the World coming to mobile?
A: No. Save the World uses way more memory and CPU resources than Battle Royale and would be very difficult to bring to mobile devices.
Q: Will the game eventually be open to everyone, regardless of having an invite?
A: Yes. As soon as we are able to handle the scale of players, the game will be open to everyone.
Q: Will there be voice chat?
A: Not initially. Later, we plan to support voice chat.
Source: Fortnite Website (view original article)