06 May 2022
NVIDIA has announced Fortnite will soon be available to stream through GeForce Now for both iOS and Android users. This will bring the popular battle royale game back to iOS devices for the first time since it was removed from the App Store in 2020. It was also delisted from the Google Play Store but Android users were able to install it through the official APK.
Fortnite's GeForce Now release is part of a beta testing phase for both platforms. It is the first game that will be available on the platform with touch controls. This eliminated the need for pairing a gamepad/controller which is required for streaming PC games on a mobile phone or a tablet. The game will be accessible via Safari on iOS and through the official GeForce Now app on Android.
Anyone can apply to become a beta tester but only a few will be selected. The blog post does not mention the number of beta testers needed. The only thing you need is to be a GeForce Now user, either free or paid tier. It is important to note that the free tier will let you stream games for only one hour per session but you may have to wait for new sessions during peak hours.
For the uninitiated, GeForce Now is a service that lets you stream over 1,000 games on any device like a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even smart TV. The paid tier is available for $5 per month that gives you benefits like higher resolution, faster frame rates, extended gaming sessions, and priority access to game servers.