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GeForce NOW Closed Beta Revives Fortnite on iOS

Fortnite will soon be available to play on iOS for the first time since Apple forced it off the platform in August 2020. The catch? It'll only be available thro
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Fortnite may not be on the iOS App Store, but it will soon be playable on iPhones.

Fortnite may not be on the iOS App Store, but it will soon be playable on iPhones. / Photo courtesy of Nvidia/Epic Games

Fortnite will soon be available to play on iOS for the first time since Apple forced it off the platform in August 2020. The catch? It'll only be available through GeForce NOW, Nvidia's game streaming service.

Fortnite will launch in closed beta on GeForce NOW over the coming weeks, and registration opened for all GeForce NOW members Thursday. Admissions will take place in multiple batches over the course of the beta, with the first invitations rolling out next week. Those admitted will help test server capacity, graphics delivery and the new touch controls.

This #GFNThursday we're dropping into some very exciting news. ?@FortniteGame is coming to iOS Safari & Android with touch controls through GeForce NOW.

Learn more & sign up for the limited time closed beta: https://t.co/Dg94tKhoZM pic.twitter.com/4bL2nRpKWN

— ?️ NVIDIA GeForce NOW (@NVIDIAGFN) January 13, 2022

"Alongside the amazing team at Epic Games, we've been working to enable a touch-friendly version of Fortnite for mobile delivered through the cloud," Nvidia wrote in a blog post announcing the beta. "While PC games in the GeForce NOW library are best experienced on mobile with a gamepad, the introduction of touch controls built by the GeForce NOW team offers more options for players, starting with Fortnite."

GeForce NOW runs through Safari on iOS, but it's available through its own app on Android.

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