'Fortnite Battle Royale' Coming to iOS, Android With Console, PC Crossplay

The full games starts rolling out on iOS Monday, Android in a "few months"

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to the iOS and Android over the course of the next few months, developer Epic Games announced. The mobile version of the popular game's Battle Royale mode will also support the ability to play against those gaming on PS4, PC, Mac and both mobile devices. 

The mobile version will be the same 100-player game with the same gameplay, map, content and weekly updates, according to Epic. While it will support cross play and cross progression with almost all versions of the game, that doesn't include the Xbox One version.

The game will start rolling out to iOS users on Monday through an invite event. Those interested need to sign-up at the official site. When you are invited, you will receive an email with a link to download the game from the App Store. 

It sounds like there will be a limit to how many codes are given out initially. Epic says that they'll be adding more players regularly over the coming months. To participate, you will need an internet connection and iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices.

While the Battle Royale mode for the game is coming to mobile, it sounds like there won't be any of Fortnite's cooperative Save the World mode coming with it.

"Save the World uses way more memory and CPU resources than Battle Royale and would be very difficult to bring to mobile devices," an Epic spokesperson told Glixel. "We have no plans to do so.”

News of the game coming to mobile arrives in the wake of the tremendous success of Tencent's multiple ports of PUBG to Android and iOS in China. Tencent owns a significant share of Epic Games.