Fortnite Mobile For iOS Is Now Available In Australia

Forget about invites, begging for plays from more fortunate friends or travelling into the future — now anyone with a gadget running iOS 11 (with a few exceptions) can enjoy the battle pavlova that is Epic's Fortnite. It's also completely free, if you ignore those pesky in-app purchases.

We just received word this morning that Fortnite is available to everyone in Australia, NZ and indeed the rest of the world. A quick check of the AU App Store reveals this to be the case. For Android users, sorry, your version is still in the works at Epic.

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Now, before you grab the 126MB download, you'll want to check the system requirements. It looks like the iPhone 5s — the first 64-bit iOS device — has finally been pushed of the compatibility bus. And, if you're still buzzing along on iOS 10 or lower, well, I have some bad news:

Requires an internet connection and iOS 11. Works with: iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X; iPad Mini 4, Air 2, 2017, Pro. Fortnite DOES NOT support: iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus; iPad Air, Mini 2, Mini 3, iPod Touch

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Finally, if you're wondering about cross-platform play, here are the specifics:

Will mobile players be forced to play with other platforms?

No. By default, mobile players are matched against mobile players only. When a mobile player joins a squad with friends on other platforms, then that squad is matchmade against a multiplatform population. Thus, cross platform play is opt in.

There's also an FAQ, if you're curious. The mobile bit starts about a quarter of the way down the page.

Fortnite [App Store]


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