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Fortnite is back on your iPhone and iPad.  Here's how to download it

Fortnite is back on your iPhone and iPad. Here’s how to download it

Fortnite is back on iOS, but not via the App Store.

By 2020, Epic Games will be updating Fortnight and offering in-app payments that go directly to the video game developer, avoiding Apple’s strict rules. Integrated payments And commissions. Apple did not consider violating its guidelines, so it permanently banned the popular multiplayer shooter from the App Store. To date, the game is not yet available for download this way, it may be Many years before returning to the App StoreBut there is another way to play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad.

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a partnership with Epic Games, which will make Fortnite accessible to anyone. Xbox Cloud Gaming Account. Nvidia has announced a similar partnership with Epic Games, which allows you too Play Fortnight with its GeForce Now streaming service. You can restart Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad as long as you have access to a web browser such as Safari or Chrome.

Here is what you need to know.

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Fortnight is available to play on GeForce Now for iOS.

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For Xbox Cloud Gaming, first create your Microsoft account or sign in

If you already have a Microsoft account, you can move on to the next section. Otherwise, you will first need to create a Microsoft account, which will only take a few minutes.

On your iPhone or iPad, navigate to the web browser of your choice Microsoft Registration Website Create a new account using email or phone number. This process involves creating a password, adding your name and date of birth, verifying your email address and solving the puzzle to prove you are not a bot.

Save your username and password to iCloud or save your credentials elsewhere as you will need to play Fortnite later.

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Microsoft Account Registration Page

You can quickly create a Microsoft account.

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Now go to the Xbox Cloud Gaming website and add it to your home screen

Navigate to Safari, Chrome or another mobile web browser Xbox Cloud Gaming Website And press green Play for free Button under the Fortnite logo. If you have not already signed in to your Microsoft account, do so now. You need an Xbox account to play all the games, so if you are asked to create an Xbox account, do so.

Then press green Get ready to play Button – This brings up a window at the bottom of the screen to add Xbox Cloud Gaming to your home screen. To do this, press Sharing button In the navigation bar, then tap Add to home screen. You must add the website to your Home button otherwise you will not be able to run Fortnite.

Fortnite added as an app

Add Xbox Cloud Gaming service to your home screen.

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Finally, open the Home screen app and run Fortnite

When the Xbox Cloud Gaming website comes up on your home screen, tap on it Play for free, Log in to your Microsoft account and then tap On the cheek Start playing Fortnight.

An Xbox loading screen then Fortnite one will appear. Use the on-screen controls to link your Fortnite account or play as a guest (I have problems playing as a guest, so I recommend linking your existing Fortnite account or creating a new one).

In the top left there are several controls to turn off your microphone, exit the game, configure your controls, bring up the Xbox menu and much more. To get the best experience, lower the control center, make sure the portrait orientation lock button is disabled and flip your mobile horizontally. This allows you to play full screen.

As far as Gamble goes, Fortnite obviously does not work like it does on your computer or game console, and the controls are a bit tricky to crash, but at least it gives you a way to play. Go on – as long as you have a good internet connection.

Fortnite game on iPad

It looks like this on the Fortnight iPad via Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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As long as you are a member of GeForce Now, you can also run Fortnite on iOS thanks to Nvidia’s video game streaming service. However, unlike Xbox Cloud Gaming, you are limited to one hour session simultaneously with the free GeForce Now subscription. After one hour, the service will automatically shut down, after which you can resume another hour session, following which interruptions are not ideal.

To play Fortnite, go GeForce Now website In your web browser, tap and hold the partition icon Add to home screen Add service to your home screen as an app. Next, launch the GeForce Now app you created, accept and tap the terms and conditions Fortnight.

Before you can play the game, you must log in to an existing account or create a new one. Choose the free membership option (you can pay to avoid session interruptions), and enter your email, password, display name, and your date of birth. Once your account is created, go back and press On the cheek To load Fortnite.

Like Xbox Cloud Gaming, it has many touch controls for playing games, bringing in keyboards, turning off your microphone, copying and pasting, and more. As mentioned in the previous section it is best to play the game horizontally so you get more screen space.

Fortnite on GeForce Now in three columns

You can also play Fortnite on GeForce Now.

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