In short: Missing playing Fortnite on iPhone? If yes, then we have good news for you. Fortnite is coming back to iOS, but not through the App Store. Instead, Nvidia is doing it, bringing the world-famous battle royale to the mobile platform.
Nvidia will be launching a limited-time closed beta next week to allow mobile gamers to play touch-enabled Fortnite via GeForce Now. iOS users will be allowed to play Epic Games Battle Royale through the Safari web browser, and Android users through the GeForce Now app for Android.
For Android users, this news could be an alternative way to play Fortnite. However, iOS users have been denied access to the game since Apple removed battle royale from the App Store in August 2020 after Epic added direct payment capability to its title.
Since then, Apple and Epic have traded blows in court. Most of the cases were decided in favor of Apple, but Epic filed an appeal. Meanwhile, Fortnite is nowhere to be seen on the App Store as Apple has withheld adding a battle royale game until all appeals are exhausted, which could take up to five years.
If you’re interested in trying the Fortnite closed beta on GeForce Now mobile devices, feel free to join the waiting list. You will need an Nvidia account and a GFN membership (free subscribers are also eligible). Nvidia will be selecting users in batches over the coming weeks.
Fortnite is the first touch-enabled PC game to hit Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform, but the company plans to add more titles soon. This move will allow the company to expand beyond desktops and laptops by increasing its presence in the mobile segment.
In addition to Fortnite, Nvidia has also added other games to its cloud game streaming service, including The Anacrusis, Supraland Six Inches Under, Galactic Civilizations 3, and Ready or Not.