Why iOS is the best way to play Fortnite on the go

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The SteelSeries Nimbus is the best controller for iPad.
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If you want to play Fortnite when you’re away from your console, do it on an iPhone or iPad. The mobile version of the game now offers the best portable experience by far.

The recent addition of controller support makes Fortnite better on Apple devices than it is on Nintendo Switch. Here’s why you’re missing out if you’re not playing it.

Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to Android and iOS

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Controller support is better than ever.
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Microsoft is gearing up to release a software development kit that will allow Android and iOS developers to integrate Xbox Live features into their games.

The SDK, which will be officially confirmed by Microsoft next month, will also be available to Nintendo Switch developers. It will make Microsoft the first console-maker to open up its platform to third-party systems.

Catch our favorite gadgets of 2018, this week on The CultCast

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It's gadgets galore on this week's CultCast.
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Cult of Mac Year in Review 2018 This week on The CultCast: It’s all our favorite gadgets of 2018! Well, not all, but lots of them. We didn’t have time to get through them all but we tried real hard. Plus: Apple is finally gearing up to overhaul the AMD GPUs in the Mac lineup. And the legit way to purchase a base iMac Pro for just $3,900.

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Fortnite now runs at 60fps on iPhone XR, XS and XS Max

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Epic has plenty of fixes planned.
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Fortnite players on iPhone just scored a huge advantage over their adversaries on Android and Nintendo Switch.

Epic Games has optimized the iOS version of Fortnite in its latest patch so that it runs at 60fps on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, making the game look better than ever.

Fortnite 6.1 drops new Quadcrasher and BR tournaments

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Unleash destruction in the new Quadcrusher.
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Fortnite’s weekly content update has landed and there are big additions to look forward to for Battle Royale regulars.

Players can now navigate the map in the new Quadcrusher vehicle and take part in in-game tournaments. There are also a whole host of big improvements to look forward to across all platforms, including iOS.

Nintendo Switch app for iOS now lets you voice chat inside more games

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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
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The new Nintendo Switch Online service has finally made its big debut. To give Switch players an even bigger reason to subscribe, Nintendo is adding official voice chat support to more of its own titles.

The latest update to the Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS adds chat support for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and more.

Fortnite update makes gunfights easier than ever

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Yes, Fortnite is still killing it.
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Fortnite season five is now in full swing, giving players new areas to explore, a new vehicle to ride around in, and more. The latest Fortnite update also makes huge control improvements.

Players on iOS will find gunfights easier thanks to autofire, while those on Nintendo Switch can enjoy more accurate aiming with motion control.

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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
What does this mean for Project Stream?
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Fortnite update brings rare bouncer trap and big adjustments

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Things that make you go boing!
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Fortnite Battle Royale’s weekly content update is rolling out across all platforms, including iOS. The latest release adds a new bouncer trap and makes big adjustments to address “a few top concerns.”

No, there’s still no controller support on mobile — but there is strong evidence to suggest Fortnite is about to drop onto the Nintendo Switch.

Steam adds support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

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Use your Pro Controller to play your favorite Mac and PC games.
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Steam has added official support for the Switch Pro Controller in its latest client beta.

Players no longer have to use fiddly third-party workarounds to enjoy Nintendo’s best controller in their favorite games. All of its buttons and even its motion controls are now fully supported.