A year and half ago, Fortnite was removed from the App Store because of a legal dispute. Apple claims Fortnite will not be reintroduced into the store until the legal dispute is resolved. This could take many years. GeForce Now now offers the “mobile version”. ComputerBase tried it.
Fortnite via GeForce Now – Necessity Is the Mother of Invention
iOS and iPadOS users will now be able to play Battle Royale on their mobile devices. The Battle Royale app will not be available directly in the App Store but can be downloaded via Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now (test). This beta has been open for a while Nvidia claims that 500,000 people participated, but now everyone can have a chance.
Fortnite is now available on iOS via GFN.
Apple users should first use Safari to: GeForceNow website visit, and drag the page to their home screen to create a progressive web application. Fortnite can then be streamed via Safari from Nvidia servers, as there is not yet an iOS app.
Fortnite on iPhone via GeForce. The implementation takes place via progressive web apps. Fortnite can only be played on GeForce Now if you have an Nvidia account or a GeForce Now subscription – a free one is also possible. After logging in, choose Fortnite and click “Play”. The game will start. There may be latency fluctuations when streaming Fortnite, which can lead to lag depending on how fast your internet is.
The rates at Nvidia GeForce Now (Image by Nvidia).
You can also stream on Android
Android users could not play the desktop version via the cloud gaming provider. However, the Fortnite mobile application was available to Android users without streaming. Fortnite has been removed from Google Play Store. However, you can still download the Epic website to install it natively on Android phones.
Nvidia has pointed out that the Android version should be released simultaneously with the iOS mobile version. The battle royale shooter’s classic mobile app version features an adaptable user interface that can be used on both Android and iOS smartphones. The mobile version also includes additional controls like auto-shooting and aiming aid, as well as visual cues regarding the origin of ingame sounds.
Fortnite Mobile hands-on via GeForce Now
GeForce Now was able to impress in the testing of the GeForce RTX3080 rate at the end 2021. However, the streamed battle royale shooter did not leave a good impression. Although the user interface and touch input fields of Fortnite Mobile are similar, it is necessary to become more familiar with the mobile version. The unexpectedly muddy graphics were what stood out. The iPhone’s small screen made it difficult to see details and opponents from afar.
The title was also playable smoothly, even though the Fortnite shader cache crashed in the beginning. However, there were occasionally huge stutters at irregular times that interrupted the gameplay for a brief time, either in terms of performance (VDSL100) or in terms the WLAN signal. shouldn’t be. Below is an example of a session that was without commentary. It shows the effect at about 5:30 AM. Due to cloud gaming’s latency, touch inputs can experience a noticeable delay but it is not too severe. Crossplay is possible with PC players. Cloud gaming is a great option for those who are unsure.
Stream in 640p and 720p
The muddy appearance was quickly explained. Fortnite runs natively on GeForce Now phones with a resolution 1,376×640 pixels in 19.5.9 format. This fills the screen on the iPhone 12, the test device. However, the screen is not exhausted with a resolution 2,532×1,170 pixels.
GeForce Now allows you to select an alternative resolution of 1280×720 pixels in 16/9 format with black borders to the left and right. You can adjust the refresh rate from 60 to 30 FPS and also the bit rate manually. The game does not offer any graphics options. GeForce Now settings can be used to configure higher resolutions on an iPad.
Amazing graphics and resolution
This is particularly surprising considering the GeForce Rate: The editors tested an RTX3080 subscription. Nvidia advertises the performance (test) of the RTX3080 and promises a resolution up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and refresh rates up to 120. FPS. Fortnite is a more performance-friendly title, so the latter should work well. This is when you stream the PC version on a notebook or PC.
Fortnite on iOS and Android smartphones doesn’t currently offer this experience. Officially, this version is available for iOS and Android with touch interface. There are no settings in the graphic menu. Nvidia, however, has denied that Epic has ported ARM’s mobile app to x86 or that GeForce Now emulated it.
GeForce Now, Fortnite via GeForce Now and Fortnite Mobile are not new. Fortnite Mobile has a touch interface so it is quasi Fortnite Mobile via GeForce Now. This is a technical appeal but it has broader political appeal. Epic banned Fortnite Mobile from the App Store due to legal disputes regarding its commission system. Nvidia’s cloud streaming partnership with Epic allows Epic to re-release the game via Nvidia’s cloud stream service.
Users who have been experimenting with Fortnite Mobile on iOS may be able to re-enter the game. It is up to you to decide if the game that you play on this device suits your tastes. Nvidia should allow streaming at higher resolutions on smartphones. The RTX 3080 rate is definitely available. ComputerBase received information from Nvidia about this item under NDA. The only condition was that the item be released as soon as possible. The test report was independent of the manufacturer and it was not required to be published.