What just happened? Starting today, Fortnite can be played on Apple devices for the first time since Apple removed the game from its App Store in 2020. While the game is still banned from the App Store, users can now play it on iPhone and iPad thanks to Microsoft’s Xbox. Cloud.
fortnite first free game, to come on Xbox Cloud, with more planned. It also doesn’t require a Game Pass subscription to play. All users need is a Microsoft account. Just go to Xbox Cloud Web site in the browser to play Fortnite on mobile or even PC without installation.
Since last year, free multiplayer games are no longer available. demand Paid Gold subscription on Xbox. This policy applies to the cloud version of Fortnite, along with any other free games that Microsoft may add to its cloud service, such as Halo Infinite, Rocket League, Destiny 2, Apex Legends, or Call of Duty Warzone. It is not yet clear if Microsoft will take a share of microtransaction sales in free cloud games.
Microsoft is not the first company to try to bring Fortnite to the cloud. In January Nvidia led Battle Royale returns to Apple devices through the GeForce Now cloud gaming service running on Safari. However, there the game is still in closed beta testing. Xbox Cloud is the first public cloud version of Fortnite and the first public re-release on the Apple platform.
Apple remote Fortnite from the App Store in 2020 after Epic Games began offering microtransactions outside the Apple payment system. Intentional violation of the rules led to a long litigation which Apple is basically won. Now iPhone, iPad and Mac users can play Fortnite for the first time in nearly two years.
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