Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store on August 13, 2020. This made it impossible to download fresh versions of Epic Games’ Fortnite on an Apple device. Now, NVIDIA and Epic Games have partnered up to help you get around the prohibition by providing a solution that allows you to play the most recent version of Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad. The solution is based on NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service, which streams Fortnite to your iPhone or iPad via the Safari web browser.
It was a straightforward disagreement. Apple anticipates receiving a 30% cut of all software sales and in-app purchases on the App Store. Epic Games, on the other hand, established its in-app payment system, leaving Apple out in the cold. As a result, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store.
Epic Games replied with a lawsuit, attempting to have the App Store labelled a monopoly by the courts, a move that would have had serious ramifications for Apple. It also released a protest video on YouTube and under the Party Royale mode of Fortnite.
Unfortunately for Epic Games, Google follows Apple’s lead. As a result, Google removed Fortnite from Google Play a short time afterwards. On both the App Store and the Play Store, an older version of Fortnite (version 13.40) was still available. New versions, on the other hand, were halted.
Android users were fortunate in that they could still get the current version of Fortnite by using Epic’s app launcher, which can be downloaded from any mobile web browser. Epic has finally found a way to bypass Apple and reintroduce Fortnite to iPhones and iPads as well.
GeForce NOW is a cloud gaming service offered by NVIDIA. Fortnite will begin streaming to mobile devices via GeForce NOW in January 2022, via the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app on Google Play. For the time being, it will only be offered as part of a beta programme.
NVIDIA claims that you may begin playing straight away without a controller, keyboard, or mouse. The initial beta will be used to test server capacity, graphics delivery, and how responsive the controls are when the gamer touches the screen.
This will be a limited-time, closed beta that will only be available on mobile devices. If you’re interested, you’ll need to register and join the NVIDIA waitlist. If you don’t already have a GeForce NOW account, you may sign up for one for free and be eligible for the beta. Batches of members will be admitted to the beta. Paid members, on the other hand, will have priority.