Fortnite is heading back to the iPhone and iPad. Cheers to Microsoft, given the continued court battle between Apple and Epic Games. The renowned battle royale game has now become available on Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming platform, which is widely available via Safari on Apple devices.
Beginning today, you can actually test Fortnite on Xbox Cloud Gaming via Microsoft’s website. The game is completely free to play, with no installation or season pass required. According to Microsoft, cloud gaming on Xbox.com is supported on iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 14.4 or above. Other things you need to have – a minimum internet connection of 10Mbps and a Bluetooth or USB controller.
According to the firm, adding a free-to-play game to the cloud gaming catalogue is an essential step in our cloud journey. We’re kicking things off with Fortnite and plan to add additional popular F2P titles in the future. The cloud is a crucial part of Xbox’s ambition to make gaming available to the world’s 3 billion gamers. It is our goal to give gamers greater options in both the games they play and how they play them.
There is yet another way to try Fortnite on the iPhone and iPad using a cloud gaming service. Fortnite is also available through Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service, offering you two ways to play Fortnite on iOS. Obviously, it depends on your choice of cloud gaming platforms.
You can start to play the game from the link here.
Speaking on the announcement, Catherine Gluckstein, Vice President and Head of Product, Xbox Cloud Gaming, said,
“As part of our mission to bring the joy and community of gaming to players wherever they are and to make gaming more accessible to people around the world, I’m excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Epic Games to make Fortnite available on supported browser-enabled devices for free with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) in 26 countries.”