Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store over a year ago, due to ongoing court proceedings, it probably won’t return anytime soon. But NVIDIA is giving gamers a new way to play Fortnite on iOS. Beginning next week, NVIDIA GeForce Now will launch a closed beta that lets you play Fortnite and other games through the mobile Safari browser.
Update, 5/19/22: The beta is over! Epic Games and NVIDIA have finished developing touch controls for Fortnite on GeForce Now. Anyone can stream the game to their iOS or Android device using GeForce Now for free.
NVIDIA and Epic Games promised to make this happen back in November of 2020, so it’s been a long time coming. Evidently, the two companies had to develop new touch controls to make Fortnite and other titles work in the mobile Safari browser, which may have contributed to the delay.
Anyway, those who join NVIDIA’s mobile cloud gaming beta will unlock The Anacrusis, Supraland Six Inches Under, Galactic Civilizations 3, and Ready or Not in addition to Fortnite. These are all console and PC games (save for Fortnite) that would be unplayable on a mobile device without GeForce Now or another cloud gaming service.
The NVIDIA GeForce Now mobile cloud gaming beta launches next week for Android and iOS users. If you’d like to experience the beta, you can join a waitlist on NVIDIA’s website. All GeForce Now members can sign up to join this beta, including those with free accounts.