It’s apparent Fortnite mobile is taking over the lives of young people everywhere. Today we’ve seen one whole heck of a lot of chatter from both teachers and students at highschools across the United States – it’s madness. And it’s not only Fortnite – it’s PUBG too. One is on multiple platforms and is free and open to everyone, while the other is only on iOS and needs an invite to participate.
Fortnite’s been launched for iOS only, so far. They’re allowing gameplay on a limited set of devices, including all of those listed here. The Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad 2017 devices (and newer devices, too.) Quite specifically, Epic Games pointed out this week that iPhone 5S, 6, and 6 Plus do not work.
Fortnite for Android is currently in development. According to sources familiar with the information who wish to remain anonymous, the Android version of Fortnite is not THE priority at Epic Games at the moment, but it’s in the pipeline. Imagine there’s a whiteboard somewhere on which written is: “TO DO: Develop Fortnite Mobile for Android, too.” On that same to do list is Develop Fortnite Mobile for iOS first, because of the more precise nature of the development process (for fewer devices,) but there it is.
At the same time, PUBG is available for both iOS and Android right this minute for all users. All users able to run the app, that is – but that’s one massive number of players because of the massive versatility of the app. PUBG has multiple play modes for all sorts of different smartphone and connectivity capabilities. Chances are you can play PUBG now, immediately.
ALSO: Users that wish to join in on the fun in Fortnite mobile can do so with a code distributed by Epic Games. Users that are part of the Beta have their own set of codes to give away to friends (or enemies) as well. We’ve got a few, too, you’ll be able to see via our Twitter account – that’s Twitter dot com slash SlashGear – you know the drill. Have at it!