Fortnite, one of the most popular battle royale from Epic Games in recent years, has been unavailable for both iOS and Android for quite some time. The litigation of Epic Games against Google and Apple’s practices regarding the usage of their stores caused both to remove the programme from the App Store and Google Play.
Now with the help of Microsoft, Fortnite has come back to life on iOS and Android via Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud).
Now the hardware of your mobile or tablet will not matter since Xbox Cloud Gaming has announced that Fortnite can be played completely free of charge — you’ll only need a good internet connection. And it has been enabled for both Android and iOS users.
To play Fortnite on iOS and Android, players will need to go to the Xbox website in a web browser and then sign in with their Microsoft account. After that, players can jump into the game with touchscreen controls or an Xbox controller.
The company has confirmed in a statement that it will work to bring more free games to the platform and that they can be played in this way, without the need for installation or subscription to the service.
Xbox Cloud Gaming is only available in 26 countries around the world, and more than 10 million people have streamed games on said platform. For now, Fortnite is the first title that comes to the platform for free. For smooth use of xCloud, Microsoft recommends a mobile connection with at least 10 Mbps download speed or a 5 GHz WiFi network.