The announcement that Epic is planning to bring Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode to mobile is one that was met with a lot of excitement and curiosity. That’s to be expected, given the popularity of Fortnite: Battle Royale, and now it seems that there are some rather unsavory folks out there looking to take advantage of that excitement. With sign-ups for Fortnite‘s iOS test now open, Epic is warning players to be on the look out for false invites.
In a tweet sent out just a little while ago, Epic notes that it has yet to send out any invites for Fortnite: Battle Royale on mobile, and tells prospective players to be wary of any download links they come across. The company also points out that the only official URLs related to Fortnite are Fortnite.com and Epicgames.com – a link sending you to any place else is most certainly bogus.
We’re not sure when Epic plans to send out the first round of invites to Fortnite mobile, but judging from yesterday’s announcement, it seems that the company wants to get the ball rolling quickly. Fortnite has become one of the most popular games around in recent months, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to see bogus download links popping up now that the mobile version has been revealed.
For the time being, Epic’s mobile test only applies to the iOS version of Fortnite. Android users are still being invited to sign up for access, but that particular version will lag behind its iOS counterpart. Epic suggests there will be multiple rounds of invites going out out to users who sign up, so keep that in mind if you don’t get in right away.
The hope is that Epic kicks off its first round of invites soon, but we’ll just have to keep an eye out for more information. In the meantime, take Epic’s warning to heart, as clicking on rogue download links are a good way to make a big mess quickly. Are you excited for Fortnite on mobile? Head down to the comments section and let us know!