How to play Fortnite on iPhone and iPad with Xbox Cloud Gaming

By Luke Albigés,

Even though you still can't get Fortnite on the iOS App Store, Epic's battle royale hit is now available on Apple devices via Xbox Cloud Gaming — you don't even need to be a Game Pass subscriber! Here's how to get started...

Xbox Cloud Gaming typically only allows for subscribers to access a selection of the Game Pass library via cloud streaming, but Microsoft has just added Fortnite to the service, meaning Fortnite is once again playable on iOS, using either touch controls or a paired controller. This is all you need to do...

How to play Fortnite free on iPhone and iPad with Xbox Cloud Gaming

1. Sign up for a Microsoft account
Creating a Microsoft account is quick, easy, and free. Just head to this page to make your account, although if you already have an Xbox Gamertag, you can just skip this step and sign into Xbox Cloud Gaming with your existing details.

2. Head to the Xbox Cloud Gaming portal
To start playing Fortnite using the cloud, point your browser to on your device, sign in with your Microsoft account, and you're ready to go! If you would rather use a controller than touch controls, you'll want to pair it before launching the game.

It's that simple! You'll see a selection of other cloud-enabled games on that page too, but Fortnite is currently the only free-to-play Xbox Cloud Gaming title. More are on the way but in the meantime, you'll need an Xbox Game Pass subscription to play any of the other featured games.

Hope this helped, and good luck in getting your first iOS Victory Royale in years!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.
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