Get Victory Royale in Fortnite on Every Device

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Whether you’re a casual gamer, a hardcore veteran, a streamer, or just a member of the general populace, you’ve probably heard of the game Fortnite, from Epic Games. From the Fortnite Dance Challenge to popular Fortnite streamer Ninja (real name Tyler Blevins) going on Ellen, Fortnite has become the mainstream game to play. This immensely popular game is currently the number-one streamed game on Twitch (at the time this was written) and had nearly 80 million players in the month of August 2018 alone.

If you don’t know what Fortnite Battle Royale is, it is a free-to-play game in which 100 players jump from a flying battle bus onto a giant map. You gather weapons, healing items, slurp juice, and materials. With your full inventory, you must use your building and fighting skills to survive other players, as well as the storm circle that that does damage, forcing you to fight in an increasingly smaller section of the map. The last one standing wins.

Fortnite is also available to play on almost every platform. From gaming consoles to computers and even smartphones, Fortnite’s presence cannot be ignored, something we experienced firsthand at E3 2018. Let’s go over all the ways you can play Fortnite.

Microsoft Xbox One

Fortnite can be played on the Microsoft Xbox One. The Xbox One X model provides the best performance and the standard Xbox One model works just as well. Please note that Microsoft has a paid online service called Xbox Live Gold and it is required to play Fortnite online. This is an additional cost to the gaming console.

Microsoft Xbox One S Gaming Console

Sony PlayStation 4

Aside from some minor cross-play debate earlier this year (it has been resolved now), the Sony PlayStation 4 is also a solid choice to play Fortnite. Of course, the Pro model will give you the best performance, but the regular PS4 model will work just as well. Sony also has its own paid online service called PlayStation Plus, but Fortnite does not require it to play the game online.

Sony Playstation 4 Pro Console

Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking to play Fortnite at home and on the go, the Nintendo Switch may be the gaming console for you. (We also have a special Fortnite bundle for you here.) Since the Switch can be played in handheld mode or docked to the TV, you’ll be able to jump into a quick match while commuting (assuming you have Wi-Fi access) and then drop it into your dock for a serious team session at night when you return home (Nintendo Pro Controller is highly recommended). Although your frame rates and draw distances may be a bit lower on the Switch, the versatility of the system allows you to play Fortnite everywhere, especially if you’re just a casual gamer. With the recent launch of Nintendo Switch Online, you’re obligated to pay to play certain games online. Fortunately, Fortnite does not require it, so you can play without the service.

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Red Controllers

PC

Looking to play competitively or stream Fortnite? You should consider getting a gaming PC. A gaming laptop or a gaming desktop computer with a dedicated graphics card will run Fortnite just fine. A display with a high refresh rate will help reduce ghosting and screen tearing, while a mechanical keyboard and mouse will help with accuracy. While it ultimately comes down to personal preference, generally, a keyboard and mouse combo is usually more accurate than a controller. However, you can still use a controller with your PC if you choose. Fortnite is available on Windows and macOS.

ASUS 15.6" TUF Gaming FX504GE Notebook

iOS

If you’ve recently updated to iOS 12 as I have, you’ve probably been humbled by the new Screen Time feature, which lets you know how long you’re on your phone, daily, and then gives you a weekly report. Let’s just say most of us are on our phones… a lot. So, we may as well add Fortnite to the list. Fortnite works with touchscreen controls. Support for Bluetooth controllers is coming soon, per Epic Games. Fortnite is compatible with the iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, and later. It also works on the iPad models, like the mini 4, Air 2, 2017, and Pro.

Apple 9.7" iPad

Android

Fortnite on Android is a bit weird. It’s not officially on the Google Play Store, which means you’ll have to side-load it. To get Fortnite on your Android device, you’ll have to visit the official website and sign up for the Android Beta. You will likely need to allow your Android phone to download from unknown developers, which reduces your phone security. It is recommended that you turn this option back off after you download and install Fortnite. Samsung Galaxy owners will be able to drop in immediately and Epic Games will be rolling out access in waves to other compatible Android devices, such as Google Pixel models, Sony Xperia models, and more. For a complete list of compatible Android devices, please visit the official Fortnite website. Epic Games also gave recommended specs for phones not on its list. Your devices should be running Android 8.0 (64-bit) or higher and have 3GB of RAM or higher. For the GPU, Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher are recommended.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 SM-N950F Dual-SIM 64GB Smartphone

Cross-Play

Most games require all players to be on the same platform to play together. However, Fortnite allows you to play with friends on different platforms. Before you can cross-play, you will need to link your Xbox, PS4, or Nintendo account to your Epic Games account. Cross-play is limited to multi-platform parties and squad play. If you’re playing solo, you’ll only compete against players on the same platform so no one has an unfair advantage.

Have you taken the battle bus into the wild world of Fortnite? On which platform do you play? Have you gotten a Victory Royale yet? Let us know in the Comments section, below.

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