If you were waiting for the opportunity to play again Fortnite on your iPhone without the need to open the wallet, today is your lucky day. Microsoft announced that the popular battle royale from Epic Games is now available on Xbox Cloud Gamingyour cloud gaming platform.
Although the way to access Xbox Cloud Gaming is by paying the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate monthly subscription, in the case of Fortnite they will make an exception because it is a game free-to-play. Therefore, you do not need to subscribe or pay any fees to enjoy it; it is completely free.
It is worth mentioning that Xbox Cloud Gaming is not the only one, nor is it the first alternative to play Fortnite through the cloud. Just last January, Nvidia GeForce Now included the Epic title as part of its compatible catalog. However, in this service yes or yes you must pay the price of your membership.
Another advantage of Xbox Cloud Gaming over Nvidia GeForce Now is its availability, as currently it is possible to access the service in a large number of countries, including Spain and Mexico.
Xbox Cloud Gaming bets on free games
Obviously, the fact of having Fortnite on Xbox Cloud Gaming means you can play it on any other device where the platform has a presence, not just iPhone. For example in an Android smartphone or on a Windows PC. For those people who have an old computer that cannot run Fortnite, Microsoft’s service can be your lifeline, since game processing happens on external servers. Of course, it is recommended to have a good internet connection.
On the other hand, it is precious to remember that, in the case of the iPhone, Xbox Cloud Gaming does not have a native application due to the limitations of the App Store. However, you can access the platform through the Safari browser. Once inside, you can add a shortcut to the home screen.
According to Microsoft, this is just the first step in its strategy to increase the number of games. free-to-play on Xbox Cloud Gaming.
“Today we hit another key milestone as we expand our business model to make the cloud available to more people in other ways, going beyond Xbox Game Pass to offer our first free title. In partnership with Epic, Fortnite is available through Xbox Cloud Gaming so fans can play on an iOS device, Android smartphone or tablet, or Windows PC via web browser. This is just the beginning for us: we will learn, we will implement the feedback And over time, we’ll look to bring even more free titles to players through the cloud.”
the app of Fortnite stay away from the iPhone
At the moment, the only way to play Fortnite on an iPhone it will be through the aforementioned cloud gaming services. This will remain the case until Apple and Epic Games reach an agreement that ends their legal battle. Just don’t expect it to happen soon. During September of the previous year, those from Cupertino warned that, in case of resolving their differences with Epic, the battle royale it could take up to 5 years to return to the App Store.
“In light of this and other statements since the court’s decision, coupled with Epic’s past misleading conduct, Apple has exercised its discretion not to reinstate Epic’s developer program account at this time. In addition, Apple does not will not consider any further requests for reimbursement until the district court’s ruling is final and unappealable,” Apple said.