Epic Games announced that the invite period for Fortnite on iOS is officially over. The developer Tweeted on Monday, "no invite needed – Fortnite is now open everywhere on iOS. Grab your friends and jump in now!”
Fortnite launched for iOS around three weeks ago, but access to the game was by personal invitation only to slow down the influx of players on the servers. The popular co-op game quickly shot to the top of the App Store charts even though not everyone could play the game.
Fortnite is a sandbox, survival game that originally launched on consoles, PC and Mac. It is played in battle royale format where 100 players are dropped off on randomly generated maps. The goal of the game is to scramble to find weapons and supplies, and survive until you're the last player standing. The game's safe zone slowly gets smaller throughout each match pushing players together forcing encounters.
The iOS version is the same as the console and PC versions, and it includes cross-play across all platforms. Players can play team up with their friends no matter what device they're playing on. They can also sign-in with their Epic Games accounts and switch platforms to play at home on their PlayStation 4, or take their game on the road with their iPad.
Another popular battle royale game, PUBG, also launched for mobile devices around the same night as Fortnite. Both games are hoping that being available on iOS and Android will help them introduce more players to their ecosystems.
Fortnite and PUBG are both available for free on the Apple App Store.