Fortnite fans are counting down the days until the Battle Royale phenomenon returns to iPhone. In a surprise announcement earlier this week, Epic Games and NVIDIA confirmed plans to bring Fortnite to iOS. However, due to ongoing legal issues between Epic Games and Apple, Fortnite won’t be available directly through the iOS App Store. Instead, Fortnite will return to iPhone and iPad via NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW app. While there’s no concrete release date for the return of Fortnite, some fans will be able to start playing from the week beginning January 17. To play Fortnite on your iPhone you’ll need to be a GeForce NOW member. Check out the guide below for more about NVIDIA’s streaming app.
“Starting next week, Fortnite on GeForce NOW will launch in a limited-time closed beta for mobile, all streamed through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app,” NVIDIA explains.
“The beta is open for registration for all GeForce NOW members, and will help test our server capacity, graphics delivery and new touch controls performance.
“Members will be admitted to the beta in batches over the coming weeks.”
If you want to enjoy Fortnite on iOS devices, then you can sign up to become a GeForce NOW member on the NVIDIA website.
There are three different membership options, including a free tier for new subscribers.
GeForce NOW lets users stream PC games on a variety of devices, such as internet-enabled TVs, smartphones, and underpowered computers.
The most expensive tier – priced at £89.99 for six months – gives users the power of 3080 PC rig via cloud streaming. This includes bells and whistles such as ray-tracing and 4K HDR.
As pointed out by NVIDIA, Fortnite iOS gameplay will feature newly updated touch controls.
“Alongside the amazing team at Epic Games, we’ve been working to enable a touch-friendly version of Fortnite for mobile delivered through the cloud.
“While PC games in the GeForce NOW library are best experienced on mobile with a gamepad, the introduction of touch controls built by the GeForce NOW team offers more options for players, starting with Fortnite.”
Apple removed Fortnite from iOS devices after Epic Games attempted to bypass the App Store for in-game purchases.
Frustrated at having to give Apple a 30% cut of any in-game transactions, Epic filed a lawsuit accusing Apple of monopolistic business practices.
Fingers crossed nothing derails the imminent release of Fortnite on iPhone via GeForce NOW.