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The first lot of Fortnite beta invitations have gone out, but don't worry if you haven't got one yet
By Emily Sowden 16 March 2018
Game Name: Fortnite Battle Royale | Publisher: Epic Games | Format: iPhone, iPad
I won't kid myself and pretend like I'm an ace Fortnite player. Sure, I watch the streams, play it somewhat regularly, and thoroughly enjoy it in solo, duo, and squad mode. Does that make me any good? Hell no. 

The first lot of Fortnite beta invites have gone out on iOS and everyone's in that blissfully fun stage where we're all rubbish. The game's mobile version, however, is surprisingly slick and a dead ringer for its PC and console counterparts. 



Even in its early state the controls are responsive, the graphics aren't half bad, load times are great, match making is super fast, and it's very nearly the same experience as it is on other platforms. Though, there are a few definite kinks for Epic to iron out. 

In my third solo match I scared myself barmy after shooting off my shotgun when trying to look around - twice, actually. Despite this, the controls grow on you pretty fast. 

When looking at its build mode, however, having given NetEase's shameless copy, FortCraft, a go the other day, I dare say I prefer their take on it. Since you've got an option for building a boxed structure in one go, it feels like it fits into mobile controls a little better. That's just my opinion, though - you guys probably rock already. 

As well as checking out FortCraft earlier this week, Jon Mundy's gotten his hands on Fortnite so you can read much more detail right here. If you think this whole battle royale craze is just nonsense, you'll want to read Harry's newest hot takes for sure. 

Remember, this is just one of many beta hand-outs to come, so don't despair if you haven't gotten your invite yet. If you're in the beta, however, let us know how you're finding it in those comments. 
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