Fortnite's mobile sign-up went live a couple of hours ago, and after a shaky couple of minutes I managed to enter my details and get that exciting 'you're in' email. Not too long afterwards the website crashed and still remains offline (until about 1:30 PM EST), so that's fun.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 12, 2018
https://t.co/2e5rxQV3Uowill be taken down for maintenance for roughly 2 hours. We’ll post updates if timing changes.
Since I was on holiday last week I learnt that Fortnite was headed to mobile later than usual. Initially I was overjoyed - I've been totally addicted to it since I loaded it up on my PC a few weeks back, but after reading about its cross-play capabilities I admit I was a little skeptical.
Obviously, my immediate thought went to the glaring disadvantage touchscreen players have against controller and keyboard players, but apparently cross-play is primarily for matching up with friends. I don't think I could get any worse, so my friends probably wouldn't even notice that I was on mobile.
So, don't panic if Epic Games' website is pulling up blank for you at the moment. As they stated in their confirmation email, even if you've signed up to the beta and don't get a code straight away, Epic will be rolling them out over the next few months too.
In order to participate (for iOS at least) you need "iOS 11 on iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices or later."
NetEase hopped aboard the battle royale train yet again by launching their beta for the - ahem - subtly named FortCraft, which you can sign up to now if you're itching to get your PvP on.