The game of Fortnite has been unavailable to play on the iPhone and iPad since Apple banned it from the App Store in August 2020 amid an ongoing legal battle with Epic Games, however the battle royale game is coming back to iOS devices. Fortnite has once again discovered its way back to iOS devices, but this time it is not via the App Store, you are able to use Nvidia GeForce Now instead.
Fortnite is Returning to iPhone and iPad via NVIDIA Geforce Now
In an unexpected turn of events, Fortnite has returned to iPhone and iPad, but not via the app store. In August 2020, Apple banned Epic Games from the App store over a Fortnite legal battle which alleged Epic Games broke Apple’s terms of service by circumventing Apple fees when selling Fortnite’s currency, V-Bucks. Now, the users of iPhone and iPad are able to play Fortnite by using Nvidia’s GeForce Now service, which is launching a Fortnite closed beta.
Need to know that GeForce Now is a game streaming service which streams games off high-end PC rigs. There is a free membership option which allows one-hour sessions of gameplay streamed from a basic PC rig. Also, there is Priority membership that allows up to six-hour sessions of streamed gameplay from a high-end, RTX-enabled PC rig for $100 a year. Lastly, there is the RTX 3080 membership that allows eight hours of gameplay at a time, streamed off an RTX 3080 rig, for $200 a year. Keep in mind that Fortnite’s return to iOS is only available via GeForce Now and any of these membership choices.
The Fortnite that runs via GeForce Now’s closed beta is the mobile version of the game that is optimized for touch controls and also other third-party gamepad devices. It makes Fortnite the only game in the catalog of GeForce Now with a dedicated mobile version. All other games on the streaming service have to be played with several types of gamepad in order to work, that makes Fortnite more accessible than the rest of the services offered so far. The beta only runs for a limited time and begins on January 20, so the players will have to act fast if they want to utilize Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters on the go.
Playing Fortnite on iOS via NVIDIA GeForce Now
By the way, how to play Fortnite on iOS via NVIDIA GeForce Now? To play Fortnite on iOS devices, you have to be a GeForce Now member and sign up for the closed beta. After the Closed Beta begins, then you have to follow these steps below to set up their game:
- At the first step, you have to register or sign in to GeForce Now. To participate, you do not need a paid membership.
- After that, you are able to sign up for the Fortnite closed beta.
- You have to wait for the beta to begin.
- After the beta begins, you will be able to load Fortnite on GeForce Now in the mobile Safari browser and then play the game.
Fortnite mobile has discovered its way back on iOS devices. While it may not be the most convenient way to access the game, it is back nonetheless. Although the beta is closed, everyone who signs up must be granted access in the weeks after the beta begins. The players have to be prepared to wait a bit to enter the game. Fortnite’s return to iOS comes in time for the return of the iconic Tilted Towers location, so returning iOS players have to expect much of the lobby to land there.
FAQ About GeForce Now
Here are some frequently asked questions about GeForce Now:
- What is GeForce Now?
GeForce Now is NVIDIA’s cloud-based game streaming service. It delivers real-time gameplay straight from the cloud to your laptop, Mac, SHIELD TV, desktop, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Just connect to your store accounts and stream your own library of games, or you are able to play your favorite free-to-play games. With cloud saves for supported games, you will be able to pick up your game where you left off, on any supported device, wherever you are.
- Where is GeForce Now available?
Currently, GeForce Now is available from NVIDIA in North America and Europe, and via GeForce Now Alliance partners in other parts of the world. Please visit the server status page for a list of available servers and their current status.
- How to join GeForce Now, and how much does it cost?
You are able to visit their membership page and select your preferred membership option. For your information, GeForce Now offers three membership choices including Priority and GeForce Now RTX 3080 for an upgraded experience.
- Do I need to own or purchase games?
Yes, you need to own or purchase a game from one of the supported game stores before you are able to play it on GeForce Now. Also, the service supports almost 100 of the most popular free-to-play games.
- Why are several games available in other countries but I cannot play them?
You have to know that GeForce Now follows local content-rating agencies. They try to have all supported games available in all countries, but several games are prohibited in some countries. Please visit their supported games page to see which titles are available.
- I’m having a problem while streaming a game. Where can I get help?
You are able to work with a Customer Care agent. Their product and support teams are ready to help. Also, you are able to send them feedback by pressing the exclamation icon in-app and sharing your feedback or discussing your problem with their GeForce Now Community on their forums.
- If I have a feature request, where can I post it?
You are able to use the Send Feedback tool in the GeForce Now app to share your feature requests and feedback. Their product and support teams will read all feedback submitted. Your input helps drive the new features and additions.
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