'Fortnite Battle Royale' begins signup event for iOS amidst cross-play controversy

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Fortnite Mobile designer Epic Games is quick to make the Battle Royale blockbuster cross-stage amongst PS4 and Xbox One. With a beta test coming up on iOS and sign-ups now live, Epic has provided us with our first look at the game running on mobile. The mobile build will require you to have iOS 11 installed on one of the following devices: iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017.

You can check out a brand new trailer for the mobile versions that was recently released by Epic Games below. The issue arises when the game can not connect Playstation and Xbox players.

Point your browser to Epic's official event sign-up page.

Each email will come with a link to download the game, but the game's availability will be dependent on how the servers handle it.

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People on Twitter are claiming to have already received iOS mobile invite codes, with extra ones for friends, and are trying to get people to follow them, retweet them, or send them gift certificates in order to get an invite. If you're keen to try out some Fortnite: Battle Royale, you can do so right meow. If it was truly "for the players", I think letting gamers play together, regardless of platform, would be a cool thing to do! Do you think the move to the mobile market is a good idea? Should they have been in a position of power as the maker of a best-selling console - an honor now held by the PS4 for Sony - many doubt that they would encourage cross-play for "Fortnite" as well.

Fortnite, which has millions of players across PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, will soon be on mobile.

"We've worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds", Microsoft said in a statement to Kotaku. Android support will arrive sometime in the next few months.

Could it be that because the PS4 has massively outsold the Xbox One, that Sony doesn't want to aid Microsoft game player counts?