Due to a dispute over in-app purchases and Epic’s attempt to dodge Apple’s and Google’s 30% cut on payments, the super-popular game Fortnite was pulled from app stores in August 2020.
Despite rumors of the app coming back, users still can’t download the game. So fans were asking the question, “how to get Fortnite on the iPhone?”
Initially, users who had downloaded the game could still get the app from their previous purchase lists on iOS. However, after almost two years of hearings, the judge ruled in favor of Apple:
Which led to Apple’s termination of Epic’s developer account, which stopped the work-around of downloading Fortnite via the previous purchase list.
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So the question remains…
Amazingly, a mobile-friendly version is currently in beta-testing and will be available in February 2022 via GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud gaming service:
And if you’re an Android user, Fortnite is already available via Nvidia’s service.
Nvidia’s GeForce Now is a game streaming service, which runs the games on PC hardware, and streams the action and interactions via the web.
Currently, the version isn’t optimized for mobile, leaving users streaming the game to Android playing with controllers.
The new mobile-friendly versions in testing include touchscreen controls and menus similar to the previous iOS and Android native versions.
How To Sign Up To Be A Fortnite Beta Tester?
To sign up for the beta tester, here’s what you have to do!
- Run Safari on your iPhone.
- Visit play.geforce.com.
- Tap on the Share button located at the (bottom of the screen on the iPhone and side of the iPad).
- From there, scroll up to the bottom and press “Add To Home Screen.”
- Open the new GeForce Now icon.
- Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Sign in or register to become a member of GeForce Now.
- Login after completing the registration process.
- Sync your steam or Epic Games account to play Fortnite on your IOS device.
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Once you’ve joined the closed beta, you can link Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open GeForce Now Home Screen Widget.
- Head over to “settings.”
- Tap on the “connections” tab.
- Choose and tap on “Epic Games.”
- Log in to your Epic Game account from there.
After syncing your Epic Games account, your Fortnite profile will be at your fingertips. In fact, you just need to sign in once, just like you did on your iPhone.
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GeForce Now is a cloud-based gaming service that works similarly to Netflix.
In other words, you do not install the game on your device because the actual gameplay takes place on a server. That means you can access games like Skyrim so much faster on your device.
All one needs to access this service is a good internet connection, which Nvidia suggests being at least 25/MBs.
Subscription pricing works by providing three tiers for casual players at the bottom, beginning with a free tier for short sessions (1 hour) and limited performance.
The Priority plan costs $9.99 a month and includes both full performance and slightly longer sessions.
While the elite-performance RTX 3080 tier costs a much stiffer $99.99 for a six-month subscription (at the time of writing).