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‘Fortnite’ Will Return to iOS – But Only on Safari Browsers

Epic Games partners with Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service to bring ”Fortnite“ back to iPhones

Epic Games’ “Fortnite” will arrive back on mobile devices soon, thanks to a new deal with Nvidia’s GeForce Now service, which lets users stream games through web browsers.

Nvidia on Thursday announced GeForce Now’s new compatibility with mobile browser Safari, and snuck in a quick mention of “Fortnite,” which will join the streaming service and be playable via Safari browsers soon.

The GeForce Now streaming service costs users $4.99 per month and lets gamers stream popular titles to their mobile devices instantly, including recently released “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” and “Watch Dogs: Legion” from Ubisoft. The service is compatible with iPhones, iPads and Nvidia devices.

“Fortnite” isn’t available on the GeForce Now service just yet and Nvidia didn’t specify a return date. The delay is partly because Nvidia and Epic are working to optimize the game for mobile streaming. Most games streamed with GeForce Now require a gamepad or controller, but Epic wants “Fortnite” to be playable without one, similar to its original mobile game.

“Alongside the amazing team at Epic Games, we’re working to enable a touch-friendly version of ‘Fortnite,’ which will delay availability of the game,” Nvidia said. “While the GeForce Now library is best experienced on mobile with a gamepad, touch is how over 100 million ‘Fortnite’ gamers have built, battled and danced their way to Victory Royale.”

Epic’s “Fortnite” remains in a legal gridlock with Apple, which removed the game from the App Store in August after Epic tried to circumnavigate Apple’s 30% surcharge on sales for games that earn over $1 million per year by offering its own form of in-game payment. The game disappeared from iOS and Android stores later that month, leaving a potential million-dollar hole in Epic’s bottom line (though the company maintains that most players still use “Fortnite” on PCs).