It didn’t take long after being initially teased last week, but Fortnite: Battle Royale is now officially available on iOS devices.
The game is available in the App Store now, although it’s still technically a closed beta and as such, you’ll need a special invite from Epic Games in order to gain access.
When you find the game in the App Store, you’ll notice that it’s marked as an “Invite Event”, and so while you’ll still be able to download it to your iOS device, your Epic Games account will actually need to have been approved before you can jump into the action. So at 2GB download, best not waste the space and mobile data if you don’t actually have the capacity to play it.
iOS Minimum Requirements
In order to download and play Fortnite: Battle Royale, you’ll need an iPhone SE/iPhone 6s or newer, or one of an iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, or any iPad from as late as 2017.
Any iPad or device that falls outside these minimum specs won’t be able to play the game.
How to get a code for Fortnite mobile
The first step is simple: sign up to Fortnite on iOS via this link to receive an invite code. Just click the “sign up for email invite” link.
If you have already played Fortnite on another device, you can opt to have your progress in those games matched to your account.
If you’re completely new to the Fortnite experience, you’ll need to create an account before you can even consider being put on the waitlist for access to Fortnite on mobile.
If your friend has already signed up and been approved, they should have received invite codes, which they can pass onto to gain immediate access.
Once Epic Games deems you worthy of Fortnite mobile royalty, you’ll receive an email to activate your account when logging into the game on your iOS device.
Servers are continuing to be updated and upgraded, and so if you don’t receive an invite straight away, the likelihood is that you’ll be included in future invite batches once the game can handle more people, so don’t stress.