It has been a long time since the game was available on iOS and iPadOS, but Microsoft and Epic Games have now made it possible for everybody to enjoy the blockbuster battle-royale once more owing to Xbox Cloud Gaming and the ability to enjoy it sans a membership to the company’s long-running membership plan.
In order to fulfill the publisher’s “aim to extend the fun and camaraderie of entertainment to gamers anywhere, they are,” Fortnite may now be enjoyed on any mobile device or device running iOS, iPad, Android, or Windows. You don’t even require to possess a Microsoft Id to use this, which is a ridiculously minimal barrier to jump over.
Xbox Cloud Gaming Currently Sits in Beta
While everything we know so far comes as great news, the Xbox Cloud Gaming program is currently officially in testing, meaning it is only accessible in 26 regions for the time being. Additionally, a high-speed broadband network is necessary if you wish to enjoy Fortnite with no interruptions or excessive reduction of the game’s visuals.
It’s good news for smartphone gamers who don’t like Fortnite, but it’s unclear whether additional free-to-play titles would be added to the Xbox Cloud Gaming platform in the coming years, as the tech giant said in the Xbox Wire article confirming the title’s comeback to iOS handsets.
We Owe Our Thanks To Nvidia’s GeForce Now
In September of last year, both the aforementioned company engaged in a judicial dispute that resulted in Fortnite being removed from the App Store for iOS handsets. iOS players may still get their Fornite dose via a variety of methods.
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Apple’s Safari browser can now be used to enjoy the game on iOS devices thanks to Nvidia’s GeForce Now, which is comparable to Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service. Complimentary GeForce Now memberships, on the other hand, were restricted to one hour of gameplay on a rudimentary virtual computer.
Although this has enabled iOS and iPadOS customers to enjoy the battle-royale in limitation, it’s away from a perfect approach, as the limits in gameplay, and not to forget the service’s backlog, drive gamers into the premium GeForce Now levels, something which Microsoft sensibly isn’t doing for now since the game is accessible to enjoy sans an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.