Fortnite Mobile sees Epic launching its flagship online shooter on iOS devices, with a Fortnite Mobile Android release slated to be launching later in 2018. In this complete Fortnite Mobile guide, we’ll be walking you through how to download Fortnite Mobile, how to play Fortnite on iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad. While Fortnite Mobile is out now on iOS, it's yet to be released on Android so we'll bring you all the latest info on when Fortnite Android is releasing so Android owners can get in on the Fortnite Mobile fun.
If you instead need anything else on the larger game of Fortnite, including a full combat and best overall weapons guide, as well as a guide on the hectic Battle Royale mode, make sure to head over to our Fortnite guides walkthrough hub. Carry on reading for the latest on when you'll be able to download Fortnite for Android.
How to Play and Download Fortnite Mobile iOS/Android - What Devices Work?
In order to actually play Fortnite on your iOS device, you’ll need at least one of the following: iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4/Pro/Air 2, all of which have to be running on at least iOS 11.
Fortnite Mobile had previously only been available to people who had been given access, but now Fortnite Mobile for iOS is available on the App Store for everyone, completely free of charge.
When is Fortnite Mobile on Android Releasing?
As for Fortnite Android, you’ve unfortunately got no choice but to play the waiting game. Epic currently has a launch window which is “at least a few months” away for Fortnite Android, suggesting it could be hitting at some point in Summer 2018. It's also not yet known what devices will be able to play Fortnite Android. We'd expect that you'll need a high-end android phone that's no more than two years old, but we'll bring you confirmation as soon as Epic reveals the details.
On May 18, 2018, Epic released the following statement about the release date of Fornite Mobile for Android devices: "We are targeting this summer for the release. We know many of you are excited for this release, and we promise that when we have more information to share, you’ll hear it from us first.." So, still no firm date, but it's getting closer.
What is Fortnite Mobile
Firstly, what is Fortnite Mobile, and how does it stack up to all the various other versions of the game? There’s actually cross-play between every version of Fortnite, with the exception of Xbox and PS4 versions of the game. So for example if you’re playing Fortnite Mobile, then you could be going up against players on Mac or Android (when it launches), as well as Xbox or PS4, but not both consoles at the same time. Although Microsoft has stated that it’s open to bridging this gap between Xbox and PS4, Sony has remained non-committal.
Fortnite Mobile obviously works with touch controls, and the controls for the game are basically divided into two modes: combat mode, and build mode. In combat mode, you can hold down the screen to move, tap to crouch, drag across the screen to aim, and tap to shoot. As for the Fortnite Mobile controls when you’re in build mode, you’ll be moving in the same way by dragging your finger in a direction, but the build controls themselves are all touch based, with all your options appearing on the screen at once for you to play around with.
Alternatively, you can head over to our Fortnite skins page, where we'll list out all the very best, most stylish outfits you can possibly purchase for your Battle Royale character, or our Fornite V Bucks guide, for info on how you can earn V Bucks as quickly as possible.
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