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Fortnite Battle Royale has come to mobile devices, cross-play support in tow

Fortnite follows PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds into the mobile space. (Source: Epic Games)
Fortnite follows PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds into the mobile space. (Source: Epic Games)
Fortnite Battle Royale's popularity has skyrocketed of recent, and it's sure to grow even further, with Epic Games confirming that the battle royale shooter is coming to both iOS and Android, and with cross-play support across all platforms.
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Over the past few months, Fornite has grown to become one of the most popular games in the world. The game's free-to-play battle royale mode, Fortnite Battle Royale, has become a fan favorite in that genre, posing serious questions to current top-dogs PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. 

The latter was only made available to the Xbox One a while ago, so Fortnite currently looks to be the best option for PS4 owners. The game—Fornite—will not be resting on its laurels anytime soon, though, as production studio Epic Games has announced that the widely popular Fortnite Battle Royale will be making its way over to both iOS and Android in the near future. It gets even better: the game will support cross-platform play.

In typical fashion, iOS users get the first taste of Fortnite Battle Royale—iOS users on iOS 11 and "at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices" can sign up here. Android users will have to wait a few more months.

The game will support cross-platform play, with the press release touting console-quality graphics across all platforms. We're leery, of course. Fornite is, however, built on the Unreal Engine, which has been used to make a number of mobile games. The game itself isn't the most graphically intense out there, in any case, so Epic Game's statement may have some truth to it. Graphics aside, we're not sure how the game's controls will be handled on touch-screen devices, especially without a controller. We'll have to wait and see.

Do note that, while cross-play has been touted, there are likely to be limitations. There has been word of recent, for example, that Xbox One users will not be able to play against PS4 users, but with both able to go up against their PC and mobile counterparts.

We'll be sure to keep you updated.

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1877 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
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Ricci Rox, 2018-03-12 (Update: 2018-03-12)