Fortnite is launching its battle royale on Android and iOS, will be mostly crossplatform

Have you been wondering which of the big battle royale titles would make a bid for mobile? Probably the first one that came to console, yeah? You’d be right: It’s Fortnite. Epic announced last night that BR mode is headed to iOS and Android, though iOS first, which might have seemed normal years ago but is admittedly a bit bizarre in 2018, given Android’s overwhelming market share, but there you go.

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.”

The really awesome part is crossplatforminess. “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,” Epic says. “This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together.” Note, not Xbox One. Save the World mode is also not mentioned.

iOS invite signups go live Monday. You’ll need a relatively new and updated phone for it (iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017).

Source: Official site. Thanks, Kinya!
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yea… [exclusive to China], with the Communism enhanced graphics. Sure…

I’ll take my America Fortnite any day

A Dad Supreme

Now this article I read yesterday makes sense.

Ali-A’s channel has amassed 180,811,360 million views in the past 30 days,

Exposure, exposure, exposure.

Now it’s chicken/egg theory: Is Fortnite so big because it’s everywhere, or is it everywhere because it’s so big?


BTW, Ninja’s high sub count is 70% Bots and Dupes because of Twitch Prime exploit.

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Wait me a sweet minute, mobile devices are powerful enough to run…that?

Why am I still running my mmorpgs on an oversized heater costing in the thousands and taking half the room… /groan

Sally Bowls

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Robert Mann

Fortnite BR runs on relatively ancient hardware. Here’s the minimum specs they support (not that will run it, but supported.)

Intel HD 4000
Core i3 2.4 Ghz

That’s easily blown away by recertified PCs and Macs under $150 from trustworthy stores. Why wouldn’t a $600+ phone run it? The items there are essentially lower end 2010-2012 hardware, and so most of the last few years devices for phones and tablets will work fine. They aren’t targeting anything older than that, and that’s going to be the trend with cross-compatible and mobile for a fair while I’d guess. Simply put everything focuses on no more than 3-4 years old there right now. They expect you to upgrade that often, at nigh $1k a pop.

Compared to a $600+ desktop, though? Well, depending on how you spend, get deals, and what you focus on you can either moderately blow those mobile devices away, or completely make them look sluggish. Much less if you are planning on an 8 year lifetime, and spending $2k+…

Sally Bowls

This summer, the new WoW expansion will have enhanced hardware requirements. The minimum specs are a processor that benchmarks a bit over half as powerful as the processor in my phone from last fall.

The min spec I5-760 has single core Geekbench 4 scores of 2382, multi-core 6472
The processor in my phone has single core/multicore/metal scores of 4284, 10109, 15252.


A couple of hundred million people (random aside: 54% women) run a LoL clone on mobile.


I suspect most gamers in the world do not own a PC.


It’s part of the reason the Switch did so well. The Switch is basically a downclocked NVidia Shield, which can’t hold a candle for the PS4 or the XBox One but is good enough for PS3-quality games, and those are good enough for most people.

Incidentally, this bodes well for the prospects of Fortnite on the Switch.