Fortnite for iPhone

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 12.50.1
  • 4.5

  • Security Status

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Kyle Juffs
Kyle JuffsUpdated 2 months ago

Epic battle royale experience for free

Fortnite is a free-to-play action game. At its core, this mobile game is a battle royale experience, where players venture into a vast map, either solo or in teams, alongside a staggering 99 other players. Upon landing, the objective becomes a frantic race to gather numerous weapons and items while progressing toward the map's central area.

Fortnite has achieved worldwide acclaim, captivating players of various nationalities and age groups with its vibrant and visually stunning graphics and diverse collaborations. It has much more content than other battle royale games, such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.

Build to victory

Fortnite is a great game to play from the popular genre, as it offers alternative survival strategies that will fit your gaming style. The game is free to play but has a large selection of cosmetic items available for purchase.

The developers continuously add new experiences to the game and skins and emote you can show off. The application also uses battle passes to encourage players to complete challenges and unlock rewards. While the initial download is small, the game requires a fair amount of space and system resources to run smoothly. 

Battle royale

Fortnite is a battle royale game where 100 players drop onto the map, choosing their location strategically. Once you land, you must search for equipment or break down trees and walls to gather building supplies. After a few moments pass, the map’s safe zone begins to shrink, forcing all players closer and closer until there’s only one left.

Ranked system

Fortnite introduces a Ranked system known as Season Zero, which is set to endure until the forthcoming season's launch, Chapter 4—Season 3. During this period, the developer will utilize the time to address any emerging issues and concerns while also focusing on incorporating additional features and overall enhancements for the upcoming ranked season that aligns with the regular Battle Royale season schedule.

All players are welcome to participate in the Ranked game, although newcomers must complete a quest of outlasting 500 opponents before they can gain access to join the gameplay. The Rank system will consist of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Elite, Champion, and Unreal tiers. The tiers of Bronze through Diamond will comprise three divisions each, while Elite, Champion, and Unreal each have a single prestigious division.

Unreal is the highest rank, and once players attain this prestigious rank during a Ranked season, they will no longer be susceptible to rank downgrades. Unreal players will also join a distinct Unreal ranking system, which includes an exclusive Unreal leaderboard dedicated to showcasing their achievements.

Building in battle

One of the most unique mechanics in Fortnite is the ability to collect resources and build structures. This ability allows you and your fellow players to develop strategies that use ramps to gain height above enemies or crash through a wall when looking for loot.

There are three different materials available. These are wood, bricks, and metal, each being stronger than the last. You can build a wall, ramp, or floor with ten pieces of a resource. Each structure can be edited to have gaps or doorways that you can shoot from.


Fortnite has many cosmetic items available that you can use to personalize your experience. You can purchase and activate emotes at any point, especially to brag about your victory. Skins customize how your character looks but does not affect gameplay.

However, due to the nature of emotes, you can use them as an advantage during the game to hide by sitting or dodging bullets while dancing. You can unlock cosmetics by purchasing a battle pass.

Anime skins

Fortnite boasts a captivating collection of anime skins made possible through exciting collaborations with popular franchises such as Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, and Naruto. These crossover events bring forth a diverse range of appealing anime-inspired cosmetics that allow players to embody their favorite characters from these series. The distinct art style of the anime series, combined with the visual aesthetic of this game, creates a striking contrast that allows anime skins to stand out amidst a vast array of other cosmetics effortlessly.

With multiple anime skins to choose from, here are some notable examples of the best anime-inspired skins available in the game—Itachi, Son Goku, Nezumi, Naruto, Erisa, Eren, Kakashi, Ochaco Uraraka, Beerus, All Might, and Golden Gear Midas. These skins beautifully capture the essence of these anime characters, adding an extra layer of excitement and personalization to the game’s experience.

Play with friends

Multiple modes in this game are available to fit your solo or group playstyle. Through your Epic Games account, you can invite or join your friend’s squads, with each team size having its game mode. Squads can be formed with two to five people and can be filled with random players if you start a match with too few teammates.


A change from the fast-paced battles and rushed shelters in the normal game, the creative mode allows you and your friends to build anything or explore other players’ creations. Countless community creations are available from the Creative Hub for you to discover.

Is Fortnite bad for kids?

Due to the lack of violence in this mode, the game is excellent for kids as it helps express their creative side. Even in normal matches, though, there’s no excessive gore or violence.

Weekly updates

Fortnite constantly expands as many additional cosmetics are added, fun battle passes, challenges are revealed, and new gameplay modes or new weapons and items are revealed. These new features provide an incentive to play, especially when you purchase a battle pass and need to earn your rewards.

Level up

Aside from battle passes and new game modes, there are weekly tasks that you can complete to level up. Through leveling up, you earn rewards and cosmetics that reflect your dedication to the game, as each player earns the same rewards.


Fortnite uses cross-play, allowing you to play matches with opponents using other devices such as Playstation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch consoles. You can also fight with or against players that are using a PC or Mac computer to run the game.

This may seem unfair as mobile has the worst controls out of all the listed platforms. However, you are more likely to play against opponents on the same device when playing alone. When playing against other platforms, you can rest assured knowing that you’re all in the same skill range.


If Fortnite Battle Royale isn’t your style or you’d like to try a different battle royal game, you may find these alternatives interesting.

PUBG Mobile is another popular BR game that offers a variety of modes for you to experience. However, like Fortnite, this app requires an excellent device to support its resource needs.

PUBG Mobile Lite is a more device-friendly version of PUBG Mobile, allowing you to use an older phone or tablet without sacrificing game playability. The app is still a great battle royale and shooter that’s fun to play.

Garena Free Fire is a survival shooter that’s free to play. The game delivers intense battles between you and 49 other players as you drive vehicles and find equipment, striving to stand last.

What to expect from the v25.11 update?

In a bid to keep seasoned and newbie players engaged and give them the best experience, Fortnite has rolled out its latest version update across platforms. Version 25.11 offers the Explosive Repeater Rifle and introduces new reality augments for more realistic shooting. The weapon is a real badass that you don’t want to miss. It shoots rounds and rounds of projectiles that explode once they hit something. This means you don’t even need to aim at your targets. All you have to do is shoot anywhere near them and wait for them to get injured from the explosions.

Unfortunately, the once beloved Heavy Sniper Rifle has to be vaulted to give way for the Explosive Repeater Rifle. Reality augments are set in place to accommodate the new rifle, which uses heavy ammo. Headshot damage is increased for ammunition-intensive weapons, and acquiring more ammunition is made easy when you open containers.

Annual summer event

Every year, Fortnite players beat the heat with a special summer event where new or reinstated items, quests, map changes, and rewards are up for grabs just for the season. The ongoing event aims to spice up the summer break for 14 straight days, usually starting in the first week of July. This year’s event is called Fortnite Summer Escape, featuring mostly water-based quests and items. It offers three new game types, which include The Quench Quest, Lagoon Party Time, and Make an Entrance. The 14-day seasonal event also comes with new outfits and emotes worth a shot.

Exciting Fortnite x The Witcher crossover

Fans of The Witcher will definitely toss their coins because of the thrilling new additions to the Fortnite cosmetics store — Ciri and Yennefer of Vengerberg. No longer does Geralt of Rivia have to be alone, as these two fiery ladies will join him in the battle royale. Besides the skins themselves, the bundles will also include Ciri and Yennefer’s respective items. For Ciri, she will come with a bird glider and two swords, while Yennefer’s bundle will feature a magnifying glass that can also be used as a pickaxe, a Back Bling raven skull, and an emote with a raven. V-Bucks are necessary to purchase these bundles, which can be bought individually or as a whole set.

Fortnite gets a futuristic update

Fortnite brings an exciting crossover with the beloved animated series Futurama to Chapter 4 Season 3's Island. This collaboration event introduces a range of cosmetic items and content to the game, delighting fans of both the battle royale and the series. The hint of this epic crossover came weeks ago when Epic Games added the Share The Wealth emote, a clever nod to the iconic 'Take My Money' meme from Futurama.

Now, players can dive into the futuristic world of animated series with new skins featuring adored characters like Philip J. Fry, Leela, and Bender, available in the Item Shop. The collaboration extends further with additional cosmetic items tied to Futurama, including the Zoidberg Scuttle emote, the Unbendable Girder pickaxe, and the Planet Express Ship glider.

As part of the exciting crossover, players can also get their hands on a brand-new weapon: Bender's Shiny Metal Raygun. This mythical weapon can be found as floor loot or purchased from the Bender NPC on the island using Gold Bars. The raygun shoots infinite plasma rays, but players must be cautious of its cooldown due to overheating.

Play your way

Fortnite offers vibrant visuals, collaborations, and extensive content. It features a ranked system with various tiers, including the prestigious Unreal rank. This game also includes a creative mode for building and exploring, focusing on creativity and non-violence. The game's unique building mechanics, various cosmetic items, and regular updates contribute to its appeal. Players can enjoy the game with friends, and cross-platform play allows for matches with players on different devices.


  • Skill-based matchmaking
  • Multiple game mode
  • With ranked system
  • Tons of anime skins


  • Controls take time to learn

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Fortnite for iPhone

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 12.50.1
  • 4.5

  • Security Status

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