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How to play Fortnite on iOS devices after Apple ban: iPhone and iPad

Published: 5/Nov/2020 16:41

by Daniel Cleary

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Mobile players will finally be able to return to Fortnite on Apple devices after a new workaround has been revealed with Nvidia GeForce Now. Here’s everything you need to know.

The major legal dispute between Epic Games and Apple led to the battle royale game being completely removed from the iOS App Store, preventing millions of mobile players from experiencing Fortnite Season 4.

While the feud between the two mega-companies is still ongoing after the FreeFortnite movement took the battle to the court and doesn’t look set to end any time soon, as Epic’s motion to temporarily lift the restriction back in August was also denied.

However, a new workaround for this ban is finally on its way. It will allow players to return to the popular game on iOS, by utilizing Nvidia’s cloud gaming service.

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Epic Games
Fortnite players with Apple devices have not been able to try Season 4.

Nvidia, a global tech company known for its cutting-edge GPUs, has been working on developing a new version of their cloud gaming service, GeForce Now, which will soon be available for players with Apple Devices, according to a report from the BBC.

This mobile version of GeForce now is expected to operate within the Safari application and will be able to operate any of the games they have available, including Fortnite.

Once GeForce Now is released for Apple devices here’s what you’ll need to do.

How to play Fortnite on iPhone and iPad

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to a stable internet connection.
  2. You will also need to set up an Nvidia account to access GeForce Now.
  3. Once you set up an account, add GeForce Now to your Safari browser.
  4. After it is installed, you will have to log in to your Nvidia account and add Fortnite to your library.
  5. Open up Fortnite, log-in to your Epic Games account and you should be all set!
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Nvidia
Nvidia’s GeForce is reportedly coming to iOS devices.

Fortnite will be among many games that players can stream using GeForce Now, with the likes of Watch Dogs: Legion, the full Assassin’s Creed series, and more also available in the cloud gaming service.

As Nvidia already offers GeForce Now on Mac, Windows, and Android devices, the iOS version is expected to follow soon but the release date has yet to be confirmed.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.