Fortnite: Mobile requirements, other things you need to know

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Another hugely popular battle-royale shooter from the PC space has made its debut on smartphones and tablets. Fortnite for mobile devices is now out of the beta stage and is available for download for free on iPhones and iPads. Fortnite has developed into an international game whereby players from all regions and backgrounds are going online to battle it out against one-another. You can now check as leader-board to see who’s the most highly ranked by using this fortnite tracker.

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If you’ve been waiting to happily waste hours playing Fortnite Battle Royale on your Apple device, then today’s your day. Unfortunately, Android users will have to wait months before they can start duking it out in massive battles against up to 99 other players online, but it will happen. Hopefully sooner than later.

Just as many had reported, Fortnite for mobile plays similarly to its PC and console counterparts, with a few minor alterations here and there to make the game friendlier and more intuitive for both newcomers and returning players. If you are new to the game then it might be useful for you to research the game further so you aren’t so far behind the other players. To do this you could look online for Fortnite Winning tips and tricks to help you improve your skills.

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The biggest change is the introduction of touch controls, which should be familiar to anyone who has played a mobile shooter like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG Mobile before. You use the left stick to move around or to view the huge and detailed map you’re dropped onto. The right side of the screen, meanwhile, is mainly used for aiming a firearm and shooting and crouching or jumping.

Fortnite for mobile plays similarly to its PC and console counterparts, with a few minor alterations. The biggest change is the introduction of touch controls, which should be familiar to anyone who has played a mobile shooter like PUBG Mobile before.

Importantly, the port retains the core gameplay mechanics of Fortnite for PC and consoles. That means you can check out the action either solo or as a team, preferably alongside friends.

Fortnite’s base-building — the thing that makes it stand out from its contemporaries (ahem, PUBG Mobile) — is still impressively robust and easy to wrap your head around. We won’t get into minuscule details other than to say the development team at Epic Games more than did its part.

Being an online release, the game will probably get better with time. Or at least, it should only get more popular, if only because it’s one of the few titles out there that allows PC, console, and mobile players to play together. Whether mobile players will find it fun, or are even willing, to go up against mouse-and-keyboard users is another story.

Fortnite Battle Royale Mobile for Android and iOS on Revu Philippines

Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the few titles out there that allows PC, console, and mobile players to play together.

In any case, to run Fortnite on your iOS device, you’ll need at least an iPhone 6S, an iPad Mini 4, or an iPad Air 2 running iOS 11 or later. It should work on an iPhone SE, too, but we can’t imagine why anyone would be interested in the idea given the SE’s slower hardware and puny screen size. Basically, you’ll need something from 2015 or later to take part in the action.

To run Fortnite on your iOS device, you’ll need at least an iPhone 6S, an iPad Mini 4, or an iPad Air 2 running iOS 11 or later.

We’ve played Fortnite on our Apple iPhone X, and it runs flawlessly in full-screen mode — with the vibrant and colorful graphics touching the notch and the edges of the display, just as we had hoped. Obviously, the game requires a good and stable internet connection for a seamless and smooth gameplay experience on any device.

Fortnite is a highly popular game amongst kids. Some parents, however, are concerned about whether or not it is age appropriate for their children. Something they may want to consider is showing their children fun and educational YouTube videos that often contain children songs.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.