Why you can’t play Fortnite mobile with a game controller

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Fortnite mobile still doesn’t support controllers.
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Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile is a boatload of fun — but it could be a lot better. Clunky touch controls make it more difficult to play on iOS than on console or PC, and there’s nothing game controller manufacturers can do about it right now.

Gamevice has explained why its controllers do nothing if you attempt to use them in Fortnite — and why it’s taking Epic Games so long to add controller support.

Epic offers free Fortnite loot to apologize for downtime

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Here’s what you’ll get in Battle Royale.
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Epic has promised to give Fortnite players free loot to apologize for recent downtime that left fans unable to play the game for around 24 hours.

Battle Royale players — including those on iOS — will be able to obtain a back bling gift from the store this weekend, while the game’s next big update will bring free Battle Stars. Save the World players can look forward to some goodies, too.

Fortnite still down after 12 hours due to database failure [Update]

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No one can play Fortnite right now.
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No, it’s not just you — no one can play Fortnite right now.

The hottest game on the planet is down — and has been for over 12 hours — as a result of a database failure. Epic Games is in the process of carrying out major upgrades to its database systems, but there’s no word on when Fortnite will be playable again.

Now anyone can play Fortnite, the year’s hottest iOS game

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Here’s what you’ll get in Battle Royale.
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Fortnite, the hottest game of 2018, is finally available on iOS for everyone to download, no invite code needed.

The game has been in beta on iOS the last few weeks and required a special invite code to get in on the battle royal action. Now anyone with an iPhone SE or later can get in on the action anywhere you have an internet connection.

Fortnite phenomenon smashes YouTube records

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Fortnite is still killing it.
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Fortnite enjoyed a boost to its already rapidly-growing fanbase when it made the leap to iOS earlier this month.

The gaming phenomenon shows no signs of losing its momentum after smashing YouTube records for the largest number of concurrent viewers on a single live game stream, and for the most monthly uploads related to a single game.

Fortnite beginner’s guide: How to dominate the year’s hottest game

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Here’s what you’ll get in Battle Royale.
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You’re missing out on one of the greatest games to ever grace iOS if you’re not playing Fortnite. It’s that good. And now you can dive in knowing all you need to know about getting started with battle royale.

Our beginner’s guide will teach you how to win games without Fortnite experience. You’ll learn which weapons are best for new starters, where to land if you want to stay alive longer, how to loot effectively, and more.

Get stuck in and start racking up those wins!

Fortnite beta FAQ: World’s hottest game comes to iOS

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Fortnite is among the most anticipated games of 2018.
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Epic Games is bringing Fortnite Battle Royale, the hottest game you can play right now, to mobile. It is now inviting players to enjoy early access on iPhone and iPad, with the first invites set to roll out later this week.

While you’re impatiently waiting to get yours, you’re probably asking lots of questions about how the preview will work, and what the game will be like on mobile. Who will get invites first? How will it handle cross-platform play with PlayStation 4 and PC? Can you use a wireless controller?

Here’s everything you need to know so far about Fortnite on iOS.