Epic Games Fortnite Mobile UPDATE: NEW release news for iOS and AndroidOn March 12, 2018 by Margot
The new Fortnite Mobile trailer gives players their first glimpse at gameplay
UPDATE ONE: Following the Fortnite Mobile Sign Up pages going live for Android and iOS devices today, Epic Games have released the first look at the new gameplay.
Posted as part of a new Fortnite Mobile trailer, players get their first look at the new touchscreen controls and graphics.
And as seen in the new teaser clips, the popular Battle Royale game looks like it contains the same level of gameplay and action.
Epic Games have promised that the Mobile version will provide the same content as on other platforms, and will also offer cross-platform progression.
It should be noted that all of the footage seen in the new Fortnite Mobile trailer was captured using an iPhone X, so it’s unclear just how good everything will look on other devices.
The new trailer can be found below and will help tied over Android owners, who look like they’ll have to wait a few months before they start playing on their chosen device.
New Epic Games news on the Fortnite Mobile release
One of the world’s biggest games is about to get a major expansion.
The Fortnite Mobile Sign Up pilot program began today on iOS and Android, launching with the inevitable popularity you would expect.
Access to the official Sign Up page has been very bumpy today, and will likely carry on in the same fashion over the next few days.
This is down to the sheer interest from new players, as well as those who want to play Fortnite on the move.
And when you do successfully register your email, you could be waiting longer to start playing on Android.
iOS players should get access sooner, although there’s no guarantee how the game code lottery will work.
Epic Games have also revealed some pretty big news for when the Mobile release date does swing round.
It has now been confirmed that the new cross-play function between platforms will be entirely optional.
Epic Games have already announced that most players will be able to play with friends on different platforms very soon.
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This will exclude direct partying up between Xbox ONe and PS4 players, with no direct cross-play being supported between the two platforms.
“Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android,” Epic Games revealed earlier this month.
“This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together.”
Some Fortnite fans thought the original announcement meant that everyone would be thrown into games together.
However, members of the development team have now revealed that this won’t be the case.
The cross-play feature will remain optional for those who want to squad up with friends.
This makes sense as it could cause some serious server issues further down the road.
As confirmed by Epic Games earlier this month, Fortnite Mobile will be the full Battle Royale experience.
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It features the same map, the same content updates, the same unlockables, gameplay and more.
The only restrictions are that users must have an internet connection, and iOS 11 on iPhone 6S/SE. iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPod Pro and later.
“We will send you an email invitation with a link to download the game from the App Store, as soon as you can play,” Epic continues.
The developer also posted an Android update, although a release date is yet to be revealed.
“New invites will roll out as the servers can handle more players,” Epic explains.
“Thanks for your patience! We expect to rollout Android in the next few months.
“If you are on an Android device, please sign up by clicking the button above. We’ll notify you when your Android device is supported.”