The news that popular battle royale game Fortnite would be coming to mobile devices, and would support cross-platform was a massive deal, and fans will be eager to try out their favorite game on the move.
The game will be available on iOS devices first, with the test version rolling out on March 12th, with an Android release scheduled for later in the year, but no official date has been set. Find out all the details on how to sign up and play Fortnite on mobile.
How the game will actually play on handheld devices, compared to traditional console controllers or keyboard and mouse on PC, remains to be seen, but developers Epic Games have confirmed cross-platform play will be possible, meaning players on mobile may well be coming up against console and PC players.
If you are keen to get in on the action on day one, starting Monday March 12th, you will be able to sign-up for the 'pilot program', and you will need to ensure you device is up to scratch to run the game:
- iOS 11
- iPhone 6S/SE or newer
- iPad Mini 4/iPad Pro/iPad Air 2
- Any 2017 iPad
For now, the mobile version will only be in a beta form, with a full release date not specified. There will also be only a certain number of invites sent out.
To sign-up, you will need to head over to THIS LINK
, where you can register your interest. Due to the popularity of the game, and the limited invites, there's a chance you may not be one of the lucky ones.
Starting Monday, March 12, sign-up at www.Fortnite.com for the Invite Event on iOS. Email invites will start rolling out soon thereafter. When you are invited, you will receive an email with a link to download the game from the App Store. If you don’t receive an invite right away, don’t worry. We’ll be adding more players regularly over the coming months.
What is good though, is that even if you don't get an invite right away, chances are someone you know will, and Fortnite have revealed that anyone who receives an invite will also be given invite codes to share with friends - however Epic Games did not specify how many exactly.
Visit the Fortnite website
to sign up.