Fortnite for iPhone & Android: What You Need to Know in May
The Fortnite app is out and you can play play Fortnite for iPhone and iPad. A Fortnite Android release is getting closer now that Epic Games is asking users what devices they use, but it is not here yet. Technically this is Fortnite Battle Royale, but we’re shortening the name like most users do.
Fortnite Battle Royale is now available to all users on the iPhone and iPad, with no invite needed. This brings the same game that you know on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac to mobile. You will even be able to play against gamers on PS4 and on computers so you can join up and play with friends even when they aren’t on iPhone or iPad.
This is what you need to know about playing Fortnite on iOS, how to sign up to play and what parents need to know about the Fortnite app. While you wait, check out the best battle royale games for iPhone and Android.
Fortnite works on iOS 11 and on the iPhone 6s or iPhone SE and newer and the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad 2017-2018 devices. You can download it and start playing immediately on your iPhone or iPad.
Fortnite Android Release Date
Epic confirmed the Fortnite Android release date for this summer in the most recent update. There is no specific month or date mentioned. The good news is that the Fortnite iPhone app arrived for all users very fast and is making Epic Games a lot of money, so there is a good incentive to bring the game to Android quickly.
Epic Games started asking users to log in and select their preferred device in April, so they can test and plan for the devices people will be using.
While you wait, check out these Fortnite alternatives for Android. Be cautious of fortnite.apk files you find online claiming to offer you early access.
Fortnite Cross Play Details
In a surprising move, you will be able to play against other gamers on different systems. You can play against gamers on PS4, Mac and PC while you play on iOS. Your progress will also sync across the platforms.
There is no mention of Xbox One cross play and it is unlikely that Epic will add this to the game.
Fortnite iPhone Controller Support
There is no official controller support for Fortnite on iPhone and iPad yet. Both iOS devices support controllers that allow you to better play complex games. Not every game fully supports controllers, but given the cross play and the console roots it would make sense to see Fortnite add this. The company plans to add controller support to Fortnite for iPhone down the road.
What is the Fortnite App?
The Fortnite app is a mobile version of Fortnite Battle Royale. As the name implies this is a battle royale game where many players drop into a map that starts to shrink until there is only one player left.
You need to loot items and in Fortnite collect resources since there is a lot of building involved in the gameplay. You can check out the Fortnite game in the video above. This same game is coming to iPhone and iPad in the Fortnite app.
Is Fortnite Safe For Kids?
Fortnite is more kid friendly than PUBG thanks to a cartoonish graphic style. The building element may sound like Minecraft, but this is still a shooter. Keep that in mind as you decide if this is a game for your kid to play.
Fortnite on consoles is rated Teen for violence. The game doesn’t show gore, which is a factor to consider. The video below shows Fortnite gameplay so you can judge for yourself.
Common Sense Media gives Fortnite a 4/5 rating and rates it A+ for educational value, likely due to the strategic thinking portion. there is no sex, drinking, drugs or smoking in the game. There is no in-game offensive language.
Apple lists the game as 12+ for;
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
You will see Fortnite In App Purchases, and you can expect kids to want to buy them.
How Much is the Fortnite App?
Fortnite is a free game to play and you can actually play it completely free on all the systems. You can play Fortnite Battle Royale without paying for anything, but the goal of the game is to get you to spend money on micro transactions.
Fortnite In App Purchases
There are four Fortnite In App purchases available and gamers are spending money on them. The company earned over a million dollars in the first three days of the game coming to iPhone.
- 1000 V-Bucks – $9.99
- 2500 (+300 Bonus) V-Bucks – $24.99
- 6000 (+1,500 Bonus) V-Bucks – $59.99
- 10000 (+3,500 Bonus) V-Bucks – $99.99
The exchange rate is 1,000 V Bucks for $9.99. if you spend more at a time you can get a bonus amount of V-Bucks.
04/09/2018 at 8:50 am
Crazy to see how toned down the graphics are on mobile vs. PC