27 Aug 2021 12:56 PM +00:00

How To Play Fortnite On iOS Devices

Fortnite is a very popular game these days. Although many people regard the game as a dead game, that isn't the case.

Fortnite is available on almost every major platform that there is. However, thanks to a dispute between Apple and Epic Games, the game isn't available on iOS devices.

That being said, you still can play the game on your iOS devices, although in a slightly unconventional way.

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How to play Fortnite on an iPhone?

As mentioned before, thanks to the dispute between Epic Games and Apple, the game was removed from the App Store sometime last year.

The dispute arose after Epic Games bypassed the payment gateway within the App Store itself in order to skip on the excess commission that Apple was charging.

This caused Apple to remove Fortnite from the App Store, thereby inviting a lawsuit from Epic Games.

While the entire duration of the trial went on for a long time, loopers were denied the thrill of Fortnite on their iPhones. However, respite came in the form of a cloud gaming service.

Back in 2020, Nvidia announced their cloud gaming service called GeForce Now. Using this service, loopers can enjoy Fortnite on their mobile phones without having to worry about downloading the game directly.

Although Fortnite on GeForce Now received Android support only, the developers are working tirelessly behind the scenes, in order to get the game to iPhones too.

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Using this cloud gaming service, loopers on the iPhone will be able to access Fortnite again sometime in October this year. According to Nvidia's Aashish Patel, this was just an estimated timeline for the revival of Fortnite on iPhones.

Although this isn't an official date, and there's been complete radio silence over the same, we could expect the game to be back around that time itself.

Fortnite could have made an explosive return to iPhones sometime last year itself. However, the desktop version of Fortnite isn't mobile friendly, so the developers had to put in extra effort for it to launch on GeForce Now.

According to latest information. Apple might introduce a method that allows developers to bypass the App Store payment mechanic.

While this move is yet to be approved by the court, it could potentially lead to Fortnite returning to iPhones.

In conclusion, yes you can play Fortnite on an iPhone, but that's going to take some time.

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