One of the most popular games in the world, Fortnite works great on mobile devices owing to touch controls. Due to a protracted legal fight between Epic Games and Apple, the enormously popular battle royale game has been missing from Apple’s mobile devices for nearly 18 months. For the first time in a long time, Fortnite will be available for iOS on Thursday (but not in the way it was before).
By teaming up with Xbox, Epic Games and the video game giant have made Fortnite playable on iOS and iPadOS devices through Xbox Cloud Gaming, setting a precedent for other free-to-play games on Microsoft’s gaming service. Apple’s prohibition on Fortnite is lifted, but the game is no longer accessible via the App Store or in a native version on Apple devices.
As an alternative, Xbox Cloud Gaming allows users to broadcast Fortnite on their iPhone or iPad through their web browsers. Microsoft doesn’t need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for this game, unlike the hundreds of others accessible via the programme, so anybody may play at least one of the top Xbox Cloud Gaming titles without spending a dime.
Because Fortnite is a free-to-play game, streaming it over Xbox Cloud Gaming is entirely free. xbox.com/play is all you need to get started. Check out our article on how to set up Xbox Cloud Gaming on iOS and iPadOS for additional information on compatible Apple devices and other essential facts. Due to the game’s use of Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming servers, a fast internet connection is required for optimal enjoyment. You may play Fortnite with the game’s built-in touch controllers, or you can use a Bluetooth controller.