Ever since Epic Games began its battle with Apple, playing Fortnite on an iPhone has been virtually impossible. You could play through Nvidia’s GeForce Now, but only if you went into a closed beta.

Now, Epic Games has decided to ally itself with Microsoft and put Fortnite on just about anything with a screen for free through the Xbox Cloud Gaming service.

Fortnite is the first free-to-play title to join Xbox Cloud Gaming and Microsoft He says that all you need to play (in the 26 countries where it is available) is a Microsoft account and internet access for your iOS, iPadOS, Android or Windows device.

 

Works through your web browser (Click here to start playing), with touch controls, plus support for gamepads.

It’s a bit surprising to see Epic team up with MicrosoftWe learned during Epic’s lawsuit against Apple that the companies had been in talks for some time and that Epic had deliberately decided not to bring Fortnite to the Xbox cloud.

“We found Microsoft’s efforts with xCloud to be competitive with our PC offering”admitted Joe Kreiner, vice president of business development at Epic.

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