‘Fortnite’ is returning to iPhone and iPad via NVIDIA GeForce Now

Deepak Gupta January 13, 2022
Updated 2022/01/13 at 9:22 PM

Fortnite It hasn’t been available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for 17 months. While the game is not expected to return to any of the stores anytime soon, it looks like players will soon be able to drop by the island once again on their phones and tablets (unless they already use a sideloaded version on Android or play console versions). remotely).

NVIDIA and Epic Games have teamed up on a battle royale mobile version which can be played through GeForce Now. A desktop version is now available on the service.

A limited-time closed beta will begin next week to test server capacity, graphics delivery, and touch controls. NVIDIA has open for subscriptions and will grant users access to the beta in batches in the coming weeks. You do not need a paid GeForce Now subscription to participate. If you manage to secure a spot, you can play Fortnite through Safari on iOS and the GeForce Now app on Android. NVIDIA and Epic have yet to set an end date for the beta.

When NVIDIA enabled GeForce Now on iOS via the web in November 2020, it said it would eventually give iPhone and iPad users access to Fortnite again, although he and Epic were building a touch-friendly version first. Android and iOS players can use a Bluetooth controller if they prefer not to use touch controls while spinning around the map like Spider-Man.

Apple and Google ripped off Fortnite from their respective stores in August 2020 amid a battle with Epic Games over in-app payments. The publisher sued the two companies, claiming they were engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Apple’s case went to trial last year. A judge ruled that Epic did not prove that Apple was violating antitrust laws.

Both sides appealed against aspects of the result. Apple won a last-minute suspension for having to implement changes to the App Store that would force it to allow developers to direct users to alternative payment methods and circumvent the 30% cut in in-app payments. In any case, until all legal remedies are exhausted, a process that Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said could take several years, Apple will not let go. Fortnite back to the App Store.

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