If you are keen on playing Fortnite on your iOS device despite the ban by Apple, Nvidia is offering you a second method to get your game on.
Fortnite is now available for streaming on Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service after exiting four months of closed beta. For iOS players, this means yet another way to get the game on their devices, despite Apple’s ongoing ban. The Cupertino-based company kicked iOS from the App Store in 2020 after Epic Games decided to skirt Apple’s in-app payment system.
Nvidia claims half a million people have streamed Fortnite during the beta period, racking up 4 million sessions. The company says the extensive trial allowed it to optimize the touch controls and game menus.
Even though iOS players will be the happiest at the release of Fortnite on GeForce Now, the game is available on any device that can stream GeForce Now. The game-steaming service is available on Windows, Android, macOS, Android TV, etc., through dedicated apps. You can also stream through a web browser.
Epic and Nvidia announced Fortnite was coming to GeForce Now in November 2020. Between then and now, the game had launched on Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming Services.
On iOS devices, you can only access the service through a browser because of restrictions Apple placed on game streaming. The limitation affects Xbox Cloud Gaming too.
Nvidia is thanking Fortnite beta testers with three days of Priority membership on GeForce Now. This tier costs $8.99 per month. If you qualify, you can redeem the prize through redeem.nvidia.com. However, to stream Fortnite at 120 fps on Android devices, you need to be subscribed to GeForce’s RTX 3080 tier, costing $19.99 per month.
Nvidia claims GeForce Now has 1,300 games in its library. You can access them through Steam and Epic Games Store.
Meanwhile, Epic Games is still locked in legal battle with Apple, as both companies appeal the ruling in the lawsuit Epic Games brought against Apple, alleging unfair App Store practices.