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Following several months of beta testing, Nvidia today announced that popular battle royale game Fortnite is now available to all GeForce NOW subscribers via Safari on iOS, complete with optimized on-screen touch controls and game menus.

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Fortnite had been unavailable to play on the iPhone and iPad since Apple removed the game from the App Store in August 2020, after developer Epic Games added a direct payment option to the game in violation of the App Store's rules. However, the game can now be streamed on iOS via GeForce NOW or Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming.

MacRumors tested Fortnite on iOS via GeForce NOW while it was in beta for those interested in a hands-on look at the gameplay experience.


GeForce NOW is a cross-platform, subscription-based service that allows users to stream hundreds of games across multiple devices. On the iPhone, the service is only available on the web due to App Store rules. On the Mac, there is a GeForce NOW app available that was recently updated with native support for Apple silicon chips.

GeForce NOW offers a basic, limited membership option available for free, with upgraded membership tiers starting at $9.99 per month.

Article Link: Fortnite Now Available to All on iOS via Nvidia's GeForce NOW Streaming Service
 
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Populus

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What a great service, it allows me enjoy great games -like Fortnite or Control- on my Mac with high quality. And I don’t need a powerful CPU or GPU (my 2014 dual core mac is pretty limited in that matter). Until the day I get a PS5, GeforceNow is the way.

If I had to point a flaw, Is the lack of some games that I’d really want to be on the platform, like the latest Arkane’s Prey.
 

MayaUser

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Before you rush to let your kids jump into this, or any other Epic loot-box driven game (Rocket League et al), remember that renowned consumer privacy company PrivacySpy rates creepy, sleazy Epic as just 2.2/10.

That makes it worse than Amazon, Google, and even Zuckerberg’s Facebook.

That makes it the third worst company in the world for user privacy. The dubious honor of number one on that list? Houseparty.

Guess who owns Houseparty?
 

gaximus

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Before you rush to let your kids jump into this, or any other Epic loot-box driven game (Rocket League et al), remember that renowned consumer privacy company PrivacySpy rates creepy, sleazy Epic as just 2.2/10.

That makes it worse than Amazon, Google, and even Zuckerberg’s Facebook.

That makes it the third worst company in the world for user privacy. The dubious honor of number one on that list? Houseparty.

Guess who owns Houseparty?
Do you have a link? Sounds like an interesting read.
 

dontwalkhand

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This service is actually cool. As a person who is all Apple and missing out on great games, I’ll take this.

Glad Epic still has Sign In with Apple too.
 
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dontwalkhand

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Just played fortnite the other day on gamepass and I wasn't a fan of it. I enjoy COD mobile way better. Now apex legends is available on iOS it's pretty much a sinking ship for fortnite.
Trying Apex now. If it lets me destroy buildings like Fortnite, I’ll be a happy camper.

Something about destroying the buildings for the fun of it I love haha.
 

InfoTime

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Trying Apex now. If it lets me destroy buildings like Fortnite, I’ll be a happy camper.

Something about destroying the buildings for the fun of it I love haha.
I get it. You can really get your fix for destroying buildings in Fortnite these days with the tank, cow catcher attachment or battle bus.
 

jakey rolling

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I love it for two reasons:

1) No one will know about or even use this
2) This kills Epic's argument about Apple being the only App Store for stuff like this.

Hahaha.
I mean, it doesn't run Photoshop or Final Cut Pro, so I guess it tracks that Mac users won't use it.
 
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