Fortnite finally gets game controller support on iOS

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Fortnite controller support iOS
It’s about time!
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite’s latest update is now available across all platforms, and it’s a big one — particularly for those who play on iOS devices.

The version 7.30 release sends a number of popular weapons to the vault, adds a brand new Chiller Grenade, and finally brings physical controller support to iPhone and iPad.

Yes, controller support on mobile devices is finally here, ten months after Fortnite first landed on iOS. That means you can hook up a compatible gamepad and bid goodbye to fiddly touch controls.

“Compatible gamepad” is the key phrase here, however. You won’t be able to connect a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller to your iOS device because they’re simply not supported. Instead, you’ll need an MFi controller, such as the SteelSeries Nimbus.

That’s not all we have to look forward to in Fortnite 7.30, though.

Fortnite 7.30 brings big changes to Battle Royale

Epic Games has removed a number of popular weapons in this update. The bolt-action sniper rifle, burst assault rifle, SMG, and heavy shotgun have been vaulted. The suppressed SMG has returned to the game, and there’s a brand new Chiller Grenade.

The Chiller Grenade knocks players back and causes them to slide along the ground. They’ll have “icy feet” for around 7 seconds, which will obviously affect their mobility. If you throw one at a player driving a vehicle, they’ll get icy wheels instead.

The Solid Gold LTM is back this week. All weapon drops are legendary, and Epic has increased the amount of materials you’ll receive from gathering. You will also find more materials in regular Battle Royale matches.

The amount of materials gained from chest and floor loot has returned to 30 from 20, while the number of materials received from a supply drop has increased to 60 from 40.

Lots of bug fixes

Fortnite 7.30 also fixes a whole bunch of bugs and performance issues. There are too many to list here, but you can read through them all in the patch notes on the Fortnite blog.

When you’re ready, the update is available to download across all platforms.