Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fortnite: Battle Royale for Mobile Announced

From 2017, battle royale has become such a trend that almost all major developers are either including or considering introducing a battle royale mode to their video games. One of the games that truly redefined the genre was third person last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds from last year. The only other game that gave PUBG any type of competition was co-op sandbox survival Fortnite's standalone Battle Royale mode.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale for Mobile Announced

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Even though Fortnite: Battle Royale has done nothing that matches the grade where PUBG has reached, it sure has risen to popularity in comparison to other games like H1Z1: King of the Kill, Last Man Standing and The Culling. Also, they are the ones who introduced their game made it to the consoles before PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and since they did it first, PUBG developer Bluehole couldn't take any legal action.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale's developer Epic Games didn't just stop after entering the console world. In fact, they just confirmed that they are bringing the game to mobile devices. Fortnite will soon be available on iOS phones and tablets with keeping content and gameplay exactly same as PC and console versions. Android support is likely to arrive shortly within the next few months. Players who are eager to enjoy the game on their mobiles can sign up for the upcoming iOS invite event on Monday.

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Sign-Up For iOS Invite Event

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Epic Games also added that cross play support for Fortnite: Battle Royale on iOS devices will be available as well. That means whether you and your squad are either on iOS, Mac, PC or PlayStation 4, you can all enjoy the experience of battle royale together. While Android debut of the game is still pending, players on Xbox One are not included in this cross play list. This might have something to do with Sony's decision for not joining cross-platform play initiative.

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With their fellow business rival Bluehole already bringing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile, it was about time that Epic Games made their right move. Plus, this is an appropriate idea in current times, because when game like Minecraft was ported to mobile, it just gained millions of new players. Many people may think of it as attending to another commercial agenda but if done right, the initiative can be a successor to many upcoming hit-franchises.