The long-awaited Fortnite mobile invitations have been sent to selected iOS users. We've been playing the game this afternoon, and in fact it's Fortnite for mobile, just as they promised. You can see our first impressions with the previous game.
Fortnite mobile really offers the complete Battle Royale experience. At least initially, touch controls have proven somewhat difficult: there is a lot to manage without physical buttons, although there is a generous self-objective. The performance seems pretty good, although there is a notable visual degradation of other versions.
A notable change of the versions for PC, PS4 and Xbox One is an indicator that lets you know the direction of the incoming fire and the nearby chests. This is supposed to give players the opportunity to find these things while playing without sound, which is usually the easiest way to identify those things.
To play Fortnite on your mobile, you will need an iPhone 6S / SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro or a newer Apple device with iOS 11. Invitations are sent by email to users who registered, you can still do so on the Epic website, with Android support ready to come in the coming months. If you registered but have not yet received an invitation, you can still receive one; Epic says more will be sent "since servers can handle more players."
The game will have optional cross-play with other platforms and you will get the same updates as those versions. Epic describes it as a "beta in progress", so you should expect to find some setbacks if you understand. Meanwhile, Epic has just released a new 3.3 update that adds content from Battle Royale and Save the World.