Fortnite is coming back to iOS devices. Mobile users on iOS and Android will be able to play a touch-control version of Fortnite via Apple’s Safari web browser through Nvidia’s GeForce Now game-streaming service.
Nvidia and Epic revealed that they have been working together to develop a touch-friendly version of Fortnite for mobile devices that’s playable through the cloud. According to Nvidia, a closed, limited-time beta for Fortnite on mobile through GeForce Now will roll out next week, and subscribers to the cloud-gaming service can sign up to participate.
Fortnite was removed from the App Store in August 2020 because a developer of Epic Games added a new payment option to the App Store, violating Apple's terms. Epic Games then filed a lawsuit against Apple. After the trial, the judge ruled that Apple could not prohibit developers “from including in their apps and their metadata buttons, external links or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms.”
Fortnite remains out of Apple's App Store, and as Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said, it may be unavailable natively on iOS for up to five years.