Nvidia’s GeForce Now has released a beta to test a new version of the ‘banned’ Epic game with touch controls.
Despite an epic legal battle that hasn’t shown a resolution for almost two years, iPhone users are now able to play Fortnite on their iPhones again. After Microsoft announced in May that it would bring the popular Battle Royale game to its Xbox Cloud Gaming platform, Nvidia is now following suit. Since yesterday, all subscribers to Nvidia’s GeForce Now service can play Fortnite, which Apple has banned from the App Store, on their iPhone with touch controls via the Safari browser.
More performance for a handful of dollars
You don’t need a paid GeForce Now subscription to play, although free accounts spoil the experience with strictly time-limited sessions, reduced performance, and longer wait times. Nvidia promises to release regular updates and game patches for Fortnite on GeForce Now “when new seasons start or a new mode comes out”. For example, when the latest Zero Build update arrived, GeForce Now members could “play right away,” Nvidia explains.
Fortnite was previously part of a closed beta testing program that began in January. Members who participated in the beta can redeem an offer for a three-day priority membership to GeForce Now, which typically costs $9.99 per month. According to Nvidia, Priority members “get better performance, access to premium servers, and an extended session duration of six hours for an improved gaming experience.”
To play Fortnite on your iPhone, log in or sign up for an Nvidia GeForce Now account and start streaming at play.geforcenow.com.
This article is originally from our sister publication, Macworld.