Fortnite Battle Royale Announced for Mobile

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Developer Epic Games took to its blog to explain what you can expect from Fortnite Battle Royale on Android and iOS.

Best thing is, the mobile versions of the game will support cross-play and cross-progression between all platforms that the game will be eventually available on - PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Currently, cross-progression is only available with PlayStation 4 and PC, except for past year when cross-play was "mistakenly" enabled between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game maker added that what PC and console players are getting right now (map, content, weekly updates) mobile players will also receive. And what's even more interesting, is that there's no word of crossplay support with Xbox One, despite Microsoft's stated willingness to support the feature. Mobile devices coming soon. As it now stands the battle royale section of the game is free-to-play, and it most definitely includes a ton of loot boxes. With Microsoft now being the only console to house PUBG - we could be on the cusp of a Battle Royale, err, console exclusivity battle. Millions are playing the free-to-play shooter, and its twist on the battle royale genre has been a complete hit for Epic Games. When a user is invited, they will receive an email that includes a link to download and install the game from the Apple App Store.

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iOS users will get the first crack at some answers as early as March 12.

"Talking of crossplay, the developer said, "...players across devices can squad up with friends and play together. And it would seem that for most players, this is enough. Epic not only makes games but also an entire game development suite, the Unreal Engine, and has long had the ability to implement cross-platform play across multiple hardware configurations. No mention of the Xbox One, though, possibly due to the deal with Sony. The port also highlights the steadily increasing power of mobile phones and tablets, which can now match the performance of at least the lower end of major 3D console games without issue.