Fortnite is the new hotness on Twitch, and it’s only getting bigger with a move to iOS. If you want to get in on the phenomenon, we’re providing a concise quick-start guide to get you in the game and explain some of the differences between the iOS platform and console/PC version.
Fortnite won’t just be available on iOS — there are other mobile versions planned, but the focus is on iOS for now as the early release is rolled out through an invite-only system. The mobile version people are playing now is actually pretty close to the original.
It plays smoothly, the graphics are clear, and the touch controls are about as spotty as you’d expect. You don’t even need headphone — the game smartly presents gunshots and footsteps in a visual graphic on your HUD so you can quickly identify enemy positions.
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Requirements Guide & Changelog
- Getting In – How To Play Fortnite on iOS:
- Currently, the game is only available on iOS; android support will follow in a few months. At this time, iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro, or any device with iOS 11 can login.
- You’ll need 2 Gigabytes of space free on your device.
- If you meet the requirements, registration for the Fortnite mobile test can be found HERE.
- If you signed up but didn’t get in, you’ll still have a chance to play; Epic plans to continue rolling out invites to keep a stable server population.
- If you have a friend that’s been invited, they can send you an invite.
What’s Different? What’s New?
Digital keys; this is make it or break it. If you can’t handle digital inputs for a twitch multiplayer shooter, you’ll need a controller. Beware, Bluetooth controllers are NOT supported at launch. If you have a wired controller, that’s your best bet.
No in-game voice support. If you want to coordinate with your team, you’ll have to do it outside the game for now.
Visuals cues have been added to make the game easier to play on a smaller screen. A white arc appears around your crosshairs to indicate enemy movement; A red arc indicates gunfire and a pointer indicates nearby chests.