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Epic, the creator of Fortnite, hasn’t had the best relationship with Apple, iOS, and the App Store. Back in August 2020, a lawsuit was filed by Epic against Apple requiring all payments to go through app store and not allowing alternative methods of payment. Regardless of opinion, Epic wanted to make their own choices with their own intellectual property. This has resulted in a back and forth that has left Fortnite in the dark for iOS users.

Luckily for Fortnite, GeForce Now has opened up the realm of possibilities for playing the massively popular battle royale title on mobile. Backed with a mobile controller layout and the power of GeForce servers, users can use a free subscription or upgrade to have an RTX 3000 series PC streaming content to an iPhone for a fee.

How to get Fortnite on iOS

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Let’s go through how to get Fortnite on iOS. First, users will need to sign up for a GeForce Now subscription by clicking here.

Register for Fortnite’s closed Beta

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Once the account has been created, click here to join the waiting list for the Fortnite limited-time closed beta for mobile. The beta will be available for iOS devices via Safari, which includes iPhones and iPads. It will also be available via Android too!

Wait for an invite

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Users will be notified via eMail when it’s their turn to join the Fortnite closed beta. The email linked to the relevant GeForce account will be used for the invite, although we can’t be certain when they’ll drop.

Nvidia has previously stated that the closed beta for Fortnite Mobile will begin rolling out in the second half of January 2022. So literally any day now.

How to get Fortnite on iOS by redownloading

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If the iPhone or iPad in question has an Apple ID that has downloaded and played Fortnite before, users can simply redownload it and kick things off right now.

Open App Store

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Tap the profile photo on the top-right and hit ‘Purchased’. Next, use the search bar to find Fortnite and tap the download icon when it appears.

How to get Fortnite on iOS by Family Sharing

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If a member of your family or close friend has played Fortnite on their iOS device before, get them to add them to their Family Sharing. Whilst this will enable you to download Fortnite by having shared access to their purchases, downloads, and payment details, bear in mind this works both ways.

Open Settings

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The following steps are for the person who is adding a user to their Family Sharing. Open Settings and tap the users’ name, then go for ‘Family Sharing’.

Purchase Sharing

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Next, turn on ‘Purchase Sharing’ and follow the steps for redownloading above, except this time select the family members profile who has downloaded Fortnite before.

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Christian 'Reggie' Waits' is a contributor to PC Guide, having written a wide array of how to and buying guide content.