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How to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS

Fortnite is now available on iPhones and iOS devices once again, so here’s how you can play it through Cloud Gaming and GeForce now.

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Fortnite fans were devastated when the game was removed from Apple’s App Store back in 2020. While you still can’t download it on iOS, you can play Fortnite on your iPhone using Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA’s GeForce Now.

Apple and Epic Games were locked in a legal battle surrounding in-app purchases which caused Fortnite to be removed from the App Store and iOS devices in August 2020, and fans haven’t been able to play on their iPhones since.

However, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service as well as a partnership between Epic Games and Microsoft, Fortnite has returned to iPhones and iPads.

Here’s how to sign up and play Fortnite on your iOS devices once again.

How to play Fortnite on iOS with Cloud Gaming

On May 5, 2022, Microsoft confirmed that they had entered a partnership with Epic Games, and mobile players can now play Fortnite through Xbox’s Cloud Gaming. They also confirmed that this service will be completely free.

This means that Fortnite players will be able to drop into the game on their phone, tablet, or PC without having to pay for a subscription, including iOS devices. Microsoft announced that the battle royale title would be their “first free-to-play” game on Cloud Gaming.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to Xbox.com/play on your web browser
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account
  3. Register for the Cloud Gaming beta
  4. Select Fortnite
  5. Hop into the game and start playing on your iPhone or iOS device

How to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS with GeForce Now

Alternatively, you can also play Fortnite on your iPhone or iOS device with GeForce Now. This touch-control version of the game is available on iOS Safari and Android mobile devices.

Here’s everything you need to do:

  1. Either register or sign in to GeForce Now (you don’t need to pay for a premium membership)
  2. Register for GeForce Now’s Fortnite
  3. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to play.geforcenow.com. Then follow the instructions to add a home screen shortcut
  4. Sign in and play Fortnite through GeForce Now

This will stream a touch-friendly version of Fortnite to your Apple device, so you can get back to playing Fortnite on your mobile.

Fortnite players can link their Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts once they’ve joined the GeForce Now closed beta.

Here’s how to link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts:

  1. Open GeForce Now on Safari
  2. Go to ‘settings’
  3. Find the ‘connections’ tab
  4. Select ‘Epic Games’
  5. Log in with your Epic Games account

After you do this, your entire Fortnite account will be at your fingertips. And you only need to sign in once, too.


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Image Credit: Epic Games / NVIDIA GeForce Now