Nvidia, the company behind GeForce Now, has been working on a version of Fortnite that can be streamed to iPhones and iPads since the end of 2020. The closed beta of this mobile version of Fortnite starts today.
Interested parties can register for the beta on Nvidia’s website. Both free and paid users will have the chance to try Fortnite later this month via the GeForce Now app.
The popular game disappeared from the App Store in August 2020. Maker Epic Games then introduced its own payment method in the game, allowing the company to bypass the commission on purchases in the App Store.
Since then, the game is no longer available for download on iOS devices. Apple and Epic Games are still involved in a lawsuit over the incident.
Fortnite has been part of GeForce Now for some time, but was only available in desktop form on Android and PC. The new version is aimed at smartphone users and uses the touchscreen.
Apple doesn’t allow game streaming services like GeForce Now to work through apps in the App Store unless they have each individual game checked by the platform holder. That is why Nvidia, among others, chose to work with a so-called native web app, which can easily be started via the Safari web browser.
GeForce Now does not need to be downloaded from the App Store. The web app simply streams a game from Nvidia’s servers to your device. A good internet connection is sufficient.