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Fortnite is coming to mobile, as if it wasn't addictive enough

Fortnite is coming to mobile, as if it wasn't addictive enough

If you had told me when it launched after six years in development hell that Fortnite would become the biggest game in the world and playable on nearly everything apart from a potato, I wouldn't have believed.

Unfortunately for console Fortnite fans, the connection between PS4 and Xbox has been denied and it'll be impossible to join a game on a different console, despite having nearly identical inputs via handheld pads, and as a result having the least skill gap between the top players. Recently, Fortnite developer Epic Games announced the arrival of cross-play between consoles and PC, Mac and mobile, but not between the PS4 and Xbox One. The process has already been going on for a day (March 12), so I wouldn't waste any time.

While Sony hasn't chose to speak up on the matter, Epic Games said in a blog post over the weekend that "We've been working together with them over the last several months to make this possible, and will bring this functionality to Fortnite players on Xbox right along with other platforms".

Is the mobile version different? Microsoft has even reached out to Microsoft not only on Fortnite, but other cross-platform titles to no avail. It will be interesting to see if/how exploits like rocket riding will work on mobile devices, if at all. The only one that appears to not be allowed is PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with each other. So, in essence: if you have 50 wins on PC and 20 on mobile, your stats will reflect 70 wins in total.

FortCraft is now in beta on Android and iOS devices.

Similarly to on a PS4, you'll have to search for Fortnite Battle Royale in the store.

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How does cross-play work?

Usually, whenever a major console character or game heads to mobile, as with Mario or Sonic, there's disappointment, both in player satisfaction and revenue terms.

This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together. PCs and mobile for over 10 years, covering news, tutorials, reviews, comparisons and other pieces across magazines and websites.

As we reported yesterday, Fortnite cross-play is gaining a pretty large audience.

It's a definite curiosity, if nothing else.


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