How to play Fortnite on iPhone: All your friends play Fortnite and this video game is now the main topic of their discussions. You, however, having neither a gaming computer nor a video game console, have been left out. Now, however, you have discovered that Fortnite is also available on iPhone , just the model of smartphone in your possession, and you would like a hand to understand how to play with it.
How do you say? That’s the way it is, so you wonder how to play Fortnite on iPhone ? In that case, you’ve come across the right tutorial! Over the next few lines, in fact, I will show you which iPhones are supported by the famous Epic Games title and the minimum requirements necessary for its correct functioning. In addition, I will explain how to download it to your iPhone, as well as how to take your first steps in multiplayer games.
Having said that, if you are now looking forward to starting, sit comfortably and take your “melafonino” in your hand. Read with the utmost attention the procedures that I am going to show you in the next chapters, put them into practice and you will certainly succeed in the intent you have proposed. Are you ready to start? Yup? Very well! At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!
Minimum requirements and compatible devices
Before explaining how to play Fortnite on iPhone, I must first provide you with some information regarding the minimum requirements and devices compatible with the Epic Games title. In fact, only some specific iPhone models are compatible with Fortnite : I list them below.
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6S / 6S Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS / XS Max
- iPhone XR
iPhone not compatible
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
In case you encounter problems in downloading Fortnite to iPhone, keep in mind that the operating system must be updated to iOS 11 or a higher version. For more information, I invite you to consult the official FAQ of the game.
Create an Epic Games account
After checking and comparing compatible devices and system requirements with the iPhone in your possession, in order to play Fortnite on iPhone , you must create an Epic Games account , if you do not yet have one.
In this regard, to carry out this operation, connected to the official Epic Games website and press the ☰ button , located in the upper right corner. Once this is done, press first on the Login item , located in the menu that is shown to you, and then on the No button , when you will be asked if you already play Fortnite .
In this way, you will see the form dedicated to creating an account on the screen. Use, therefore, the fields name, surname , display name , email and password , to provide the requested data, affix the check mark on the box I have read and accept: conditions of service and, finally, presses the Create account button .
Alternatively, to register faster at Fortnite , press one of the buttons you see on the screen, such as the one with the Facebook or Google icon , to register with one of these accounts.
Download Fortnite to iPhone
The next step in order to play Fortnite on the iPhone is to download the game to your device, using the iOS App Store , i.e. the default virtual store of Apple smartphones and tablets.
To do this, start the iOS App Store , pressing on its icon (a white ” A” on a blue background ) which is located on the home screen of your device; find, through the search engine in the Search section , the card of the game in question and tap the Get button to download it.
Finally, start the installation of the game using the Face ID, Touch ID or password of your iCloud account. Once this is done, at the end of the download and automatic installation, start the game, pressing on its icon that will have been added to the home screen of your smartphone.
After starting Fortnite on iPhone, you will have to wait for any patches to download. Then wait a few more minutes, for all the files necessary for the game to be downloaded, and then log in to your Epic Games account : to do this, first press the Yes button and then enter the login data, then email address and password .
Playing Fortnite on iPhone
After downloading Fortnite to iPhone , you are almost ready to start your adventure in this famous video game. Before explaining how to take your first steps ub Fortnite , however, I must make you aware of the fact that on mobile devices it is possible to play only certain game modes, such as Battle Royale , which is the main one, that is the multiplayer one that provides open field PVP clashes between up to 100 players, in last man standing mode .
The aim is to survive the other players present on the shared map, as well as to the Storm , a lethal storm that restricts the players’ field of action, forcing them to move continuously and, therefore, to face each other.
In order to survive, therefore, survival techniques must be put in place, such as the construction of shelters and shelters, as well as the exploration of the map in search of useful objects such as for example weapons and / or “potions” of care.
When starting Fortnite you will be asked to select the option related to the key to be used to shoot the weapon. I advise you to activate the automatic fire mode but, alternatively, you can select the option regarding the possibility of touching anywhere on the screen or the one that requires you to press the appropriate button to shoot . After selecting the option you prefer, press the Select button to confirm it.
The Lobby section of Fortnite is the one that allows you to start a game. Awards, then the button Play which is located at the bottom right to start the matchmaking and find a game of Battle Royal in Single .
To start a different mode (such as Creative which is dedicated to exploring the game world), press the Single button and, after pressing on the mode of your interest, confirm the selection and start the game, pressing first on the Accept button and then on the Play button .
Once in play, to move around the map, use the levers located on the right and left of the screen. The left lever is used for walking and running, while the right one is used to rotate the view.
If you have chosen to start a PVP game, your goal will be to survive. Then, explore the surrounding environment to look for weapons, materials and ammunition to add to the backpack , pressing on them.
In addition, you must use the ice ax that was provided to you for splitting wood. Destroy, therefore, crates and / or buildings to automatically fill the slots of your inventory with the material useful for the construction of shelters.
In this regard, to start building, press on the symbol of the hammer and the wrench , so as to enter the construction mode and be able to place the panels on the field.
However, due to the storm , you may be asked to escape the shelter you built and face the other players. From the moment your goal is to survive, respond to enemy fire or run away from opponents: remember that the last player who remains alive is the winner.
Play Fortnite on iPhone with controller
Starting with version 7.30 of Fortnite , support for Bluetooth controllers has been introduced into the game. To play Fortnite on iPhone with a controller, however, this must be equipped with the MFi Program license which makes it officially compatible with the Apple smartphone.
This category only includes some controllers, such as those belonging to the Steelseries Nimbus and Gamevice line , which you can buy both online and in physical electronics stores.
If you have already updated Fortnite to the latest version, after purchasing the compatible controller, in order to use the latter, you must connect it in Bluetooth to the iPhone. Then activate the pairing mode of the controller by pressing its button and then go to the iOS Settings> Bluetooth menu .
Now, move the lever to ON , to activate Bluetooth , and tap on the name of the controller that is shown to you in the list of visible devices, to associate it with the phone. In case of doubts or problems, refer to my tutorial on how to activate Bluetooth .
If, on the other hand, you need more information on Fornite , refer to the list of guides I have written on this video game.