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Fortnite is coming back to iOS through NVIDIA GeForce Now

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What you need to know

  • Fortnite is coming back to iOS through NVIDIA GeForce Now.
  • A closed beta is opening soon, with registration open right now.
  • NVIDIA GeForce Now allows players to stream PC quality games to their various devices.

Fortnite is coming back to iOS, though not as a native download. Instead, Fortnite is being added to iOS through NVIDIA GeForce Now, with a closed beta starting sometime the week after the announcement (opens in new tab). This is a limited time closed beta, and waitlist registration (opens in new tab) is now open for any players who are interested, though not everyone will be selected.

Note that registration is limited to GeForce Now members, so you'll need to sign up if you haven't yet in order to register. Players will be added to the beta test in waves over the coming weeks.

Epic Games has been working to get Fortnite back on iOS over the last year since the game was removed. Apple removed Fortnite from iOS due to Epic Games adding alternate payment methods, circumventing App Store rules. Since then, Apple has been rejecting requests by Epic Games to put Fortnite back on iOS.

NVIDIA GeForce Now is a streaming service, allowing players to choose a free or paid tier and stream PC games they own (or free-to-play titles) to a different device such as their tablet or phone. AT&T is currently running a special offer, allowing new and current customers to get six months of the Priority tier for GeForce Now for free.

Samuel Tolbert
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance gaming writer who started working for iMore and its sister sites Windows Central and Android Central in July 2019. He handles news, previews, reviews, and exclusive original reporting, and has also been featured on TechRadar.

With a background studying engineering before he shifted his focus to gaming journalism, he's skilled at identifying technical advantages and disadvantages provided by different hardware. If he’s not writing something, he’s off playing video games, spending time with his pets, exercising, or reading. He's also fond of trying to draw things with his iPad.