Skip to main content

Fortnite Battle Royale for iPhone and iPad is out now, no invites needed

A photo illustration of a Fortnite: Battle Royale character in a dino-suit emerging from an iPhone X.

You don't need an invite to start playing Fortnite (opens in new tab) Battle Royale on iPhone or iPad anymore. Developer Epic Games opened their popular 100-player free-for-all game for limited testing on mobile devices (opens in new tab) just under a month ago, but admission was limited to folks who registered on a special site or received invite codes. Now all you have to do is head to the App Store and download the game.

See more

Here are the iOS devices that Fortnite currently supports. Don't forget to use the same Epic account to log in if you've also played on other platforms - your progress will carry over and you can even play with friends on other platforms!

See more

If you can't read the tweet, the supported devices are iPhone SE, iPhone 6S and Plus, iPhone 7 and Plus, iPhone 8 and Plus, iPhone X, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad 2017. Back when it first announced the mobile version of Fortnite, Epic said it also planned to put the game out on Android sometime in the next few months. That's still the plan asm far as we know - Epic hasn't said much more about it since then.

It's a great time to jump into the game regardless of how you're playing. Fortnite Battle Royale update 3.4 (opens in new tab) added the joy of guided missiles and reduced lag across all platforms, and there are a bunch of unlocked Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges (opens in new tab) - but still plenty of time to complete them before the season ends!

Worried about dropping into another multiplayer phenomenon? I was too, but now I'm having a great time sucking at Fortnite Battle Royale (opens in new tab)

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.