Fortnite output on mobile devices is a real event for portable gaming. This is the rare case when iOS is actually recognized as a full-fledged gaming platform. Almost the only one in the history of iPhone and iPad.
The launch of Fortnite on computers and game consoles took place in the summer of 2017. It immediately overgrown with millions of loyal fans. In March 2018, Epic games brings the popular 100-player PVP survival mode to iOS. It’s promises to become even more popular.
Today, to enter the game you need to get an invite from the developer or an invitation from the tester. Official information about the end of the trial period Fortnite yet.
The transfer of the game on iOS was a success
To try the game, you’ll need an iPhone 6s/SE or a newer Apple smartphone. For example iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 or something fresher. It works since iOS 11.
On older devices Fortnite also starts. But crashes on opening splash screen or directly from the game menu.
It is a problem of the App Store. Today the developers simply do not have adequate flexibility to set requirements for use of the application. Just don’t waste time trying to play on iOS devices that have seen life.
We tried to play on iPhone 7, 8 Plus and iPhone X, as well as iPad 10.5. On each of these devices Fortnite goes without a hint of brakes. But on 60 FPS you can not even hope — on eye shooter shows about 30 FPS or so.
Is this enough to enjoy the gameplay? I think, Yes. We were surprised to see how smoothly the developers have managed to port it to mobile devices such a major project.
As it turned out, it is most convenient to play on iPhone X, and that’s why:
On screen 18 to 9, you see more peace on the left and right. So don’t miss the enemy nearby-on 16 to 9, the image is just cropped at the edges
It is on the iPhone X that it is most convenient to reach the center switch panel from the bottom — on the iPad. It is very difficult to do this
Even on the iPhone Plus, you’ll be able to cover more game space with your fingers than on the X — at least that’s how I did it
IPhone 6s to play to test has not yet happened — just that the device at hand. But I think that you can try it on this and other recommended devices. Even on the tiny by today’s standards iPhone SE.
The mobile Fortnite can be played without sound
The main question for shooters on the touch screen-easy operation. There is an opinion that the keyboard and mouse are more suitable for this genre — this definitely has a grain of truth.
However, Fortnite was originally sharpened not only a PC or Mac. But under the usual gamepads of video game consoles. That’s why even virtual controls on the iPhone and iPad are suitable for full gameplay.
When you press anywhere on the screen to the left appears a virtual joystick to move in space. And the right side of the display is designed to look around, aim and destroy the enemy.
All the necessary extra buttons appear mainly under the right finger exactly when needed. For example, after the transition to the construction mode. There will be tools for installing the blocks used.
The developers moved to iOS all the gameplay PVP mode survival Fortnite entirely and virtually unchanged.
The only immediately noticeable thing — a visual representation of the sound of gunfire and the movement of enemies. In the appropriate place of space there is something like a flash. It becomes more noticeable, depending on the distance.
This is to ensure that on the iPhone and iPad you can play at all without sound — for example, at a lecture at the University or at the back of the school Desk.
The game is called monotonous, but it’s good
Colleagues who met with Fortnite another “adult” devices. I think its gameplay is too monotonous. But on the iPhone or iPad experience the game is completely different — it is a head above any other time-killers.
Maybe on PlayStation 4, I would love to get stuck in an adventure like Uncharted 4. But on the iPhone I want to play something faster, more dynamic and not burdened with protracted gameplay. Fortnite is suitable.
Among the 100 lucky ones you throw on an island filled with chests of surprises and various stuff. Your goal is to survive. For this purpose you will collect guns and other regimentals. And also to build protective constructions.
Developers promise a huge number of regular events, but in total on this variety of gameplay Fortnite ends. And it seems to me that this is enough — just much more multifaceted than in the popular MOBA like Vainglory or multi-user TD in the manner of Clash Royale.
As far as I understand, if you go to Fortnite with an iPhone or iPad today. You will fight with the same mobile players. But in the future, most likely, it will be possible to talk about a full-fledged cross-platform gaming.
The only thing-you need to before that time the guys from Epic games added to the game Support MFI-controllers. It seems to me, without them against the full gamepads will still be complicated.
Fortnite will have to restart iOS gaming
To Fortnite on the iPhone and iPad have already transferred to a full-fledged adult projects almost no change in the gameplay. A striking example is a tactical strategy with elements of time management called XCOM.
Then, the developers had to cut only the quality of the graphical content and the slow gameplay of the mobile device is pulled without any problems.
But Fortnite on iOS is an event of a more global nature. At the very least, it should be so if after the end of the test period, developers will be able to achieve a full simultaneous battle on the iPhone, iPad and PlayStation.
However, even if Epic Games eventually decide to divide the game between mobile and the rest of the world. As WARGAMING did with a separate World of Tanks Blitz, Fortnite on iPhone and iPad will still be a breath of fresh air.
Fortnite is a project-level AAA. We were really surprised at how much work the developers had to do to present such a large-scale game on mobile devices without glitches and brakes even during the test period.
Be sure to try to get an invite to try the game yourself on your mobile devices. If you already have it, please share your opinion about Fortnite in the comments. Like it?