Epic Game’s wildly-popular game, Fortnite Battle Royale, is finally out of beta on iOS, meaning, it’s available universally for everybody with an eligible device running iOS 11 or later. This was announced by Epic via Twitter yesterday, and as you’d imagine, the tweet has already been liked and retweeted thousands of times. The game was thus far only available as an invite-only beta, although, invites were relatively easy to get, given that each player was able to invite up to three others.
No invite needed – Fortnite is now open everywhere on iOS. Grab your friends and jump in now! https://t.co/qU3S8QAQ9K
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 2, 2018
In case you’re worried about compatibility, Epic says that the game works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus, and of course, iPhone X. The game is also compatible with iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad (2017) and iPad Pro. It does not support the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3 and the iPod Touch.
Fortnite has been having an incredible run of late, breaking records on virtually every platform. After setting records on YouTube for the most uploads and the biggest single live-stream for any game with over 1.1 million concurrent viewers earlier this month, the game went past Minecraft to become the most-viewed game on YouTube by hitting 2.4 billion views in February alone.
While many gaming enthusiasts have offered various explanations for the phenomenal popularity of Fortnite, the the game’s free-to-play business model has, no doubt, helped fuel its immense popularity. The fact that it is free and available on just about all relevant platforms is also one of the reasons that’s propelled it past PUBG as the most popular Battle Royale-based title right now. Of course, Drake teaming up with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins didn’t hurt either.
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