Fortnite is Back on iOS via Xbox Cloud Gaming

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Available again. Xbox

Good news for owners of iOS devices. You can now play Fortnite once again, made possible through a partnership between Microsoft and Epic Games. The game is available on supported browser-enabled devices, including iPhones and iPads, free with Xbox Cloud Gaming.

It was back in August 2020 when Epic Games made intentional changes to Fortnite to bypass the payment system of the App Store, which made Apple ban the game. Epic filed a suit challenging the restrictions implemented by Apple on apps, and Apple filed a countersuit claiming that Epic has purposely breached the terms of its contract.

Starting May 5, players only need two things to play Fortnite in cloud-supported markets:

  • A Microsoft account

  • An iOS, iPadOS, Android phone or tablet, or Windows PC with internet access

Xbox Cloud Gaming Vice President and Head of Product Catherine Gluckstein revealed in a post that no installation or even membership is required. All players need to do is head over to Xbox.com/play through their web browser and sign up with a Microsoft Account. Once done, players can then form a party with friends.

Gluckstein went on to say that this decision is an important step, especially when adding a free-to-play title to the cloud gaming catalog. Fortnite is but a start and more games are planned to be added in the future. Gluckstein added that they want to make sure that the game is accessible to all video game players worldwide.

The Magic Arrives

This is indeed good news for those who are using iOS. That’s because there are a lot of things happening in the game. For example, Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, makes her presence felt on the Island and brings Chaos Magic with her.

Players can get the Scarlet Witch Outfit which has Wanda’s Cloak Back Bling. These two light up with Chaos Magic when dealing damage to enemies. Available in the Item Shop is the Chaos Hand Axe Pickaxe as well. Read more about it here.

Fortnite is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS.

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