Fortnite is now available for iPhone iOS and iPadOS via Xbox Cloud Gaming as of May 2022. A dispute between Epic Games and Apple has resulted in the removal of one of the world’s most popular and profitable games from iOS devices since August 2020.
Gamers worldwide were appalled by the decision, which meant that Fortnite could no longer be downloaded to iPhones and iPads in the usual fashion. Because of its inclusion on Xbox Cloud Gaming, you can now play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad running iOS. Here’s how it’s done.
How to Play Fortnite iPhone and iPad with Xbox Cloud Gaming
- Sign up for a Microsoft account (If you don’t have one yet).
- Launch Safari on your Mobile device and visit xbox.com/play.
- Add Xbox Cloud Gaming to your Home Screen.
- To add an app to your home screen, first hit the blue share icon in the top right corner, which resembles an arrow pointing up in a square. Then give the app a name and click Add in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Launch the Home Screen App and Sign in with your Microsoft account.
- You’ll see Fortnite immediately, press Play for Free and Enjoy!
Simply follow these steps to above get Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad using Xbox Cloud Gaming:
Using Xbox Cloud Gaming does not necessitate a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass service, however make sure you utilize Safari on your iOS device if you want to add the app to your Home Screen for easy access later.
A gamepad, such as an Xbox Series X|S or a PlayStation 5 controller, or touch controls can be used to play Fortnite on your mobile device.
In order to enjoy lag-free gameplay using the method described above, you’ll need to download the game at a speed of at least 25 Mbps.
As of right now, the first free-to-play game is Fortnite in Xbox Cloud Gaming, and is available in 26 countries, but Microsoft intends to increase its coverage over time as well.
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