Fortnite mobile took a massive hit a few months ago, when Epic Games decided to bypass the Google Play and App Store monetization rules by selling V-Bucks directly to their players. Android users could still access Fortnite through the Epic Games launcher. But iOS users were stuck playing the old version of the game while Epic and Apple fought it out in court.
iOS users were resigned to wait until mid-2021 before they were able to play Fortnite again – barring any delays, settlements, or rulings. A recent report from the BBC suggests that Nvidia could be the saving grace for this lost chunk of the Fortnite community.
Nvidia has released their GeForce Now video game streaming service for Mac, Windows, and Android, which allows players to use web browsers to access their favorite games – including Fortnite.
The streaming service hasn’t been released for iOS, but an update is expected to come out before Christmas 2020, meaning that iPhone players could play Fortnite through Safari before the end of the year.
There’s a chance that Nvidia will exclude Fortnite from their offerings by the end of the year, but this doesn’t seem likely. Epic and Nvidia have been partnering with one another on several releases, including the new RTX Ray Tracing for Fortnite. Nvidia is also promoting Fortnite on the main page for GeForce Now, as you can see in the image, above.
Apple does not restrict websites on Safari, which means that iPhone players can use GeForce now to play Fortnite when an iOS version is created. Mac users can already access Fortnite through the service.
Streaming Fortnite might not be the ideal way to play from a performance standpoint, but it’s better than nothing. At least, iOS players will have one way to play before this court case is settled.