Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, have been tied up in a legal battle with Apple since Aug. 2020, over the latter’s practices in the iOS App Store. This eventually led to Apple blocking the massively popular battle royale game from its App Store. Some estimates claim that the game will not return to iOS anytime soon, with some others claiming it could be as long as 5 years. However, thanks to NVIDIA GeForce Now, there might be a twist in the plot.
Will Fortnite return on Apple iOS?
Amidst the legal fiasco, a rather surprising announcement made by NVIDIA in their official blog on Jan. 13, 2022, claims that they will be adding Fortnite to their game streaming service, GeForce Now. The closed beta is slated for release as soon as next week. There is no exact starting date mentioned in the blog. However, there is an open registration available for the Beta. Game streaming service
GeForce Now is a game streaming service offered by NVIDIA that provides real-time gameplay to players. GeForce Now can be installed on iOS Apps, so any game available in GeForce Now will be available to iOS users.
It will be interesting to see what kind of a relationship develops between NVIDIA and Apple, as the move could be viewed by Apple as NVIDIA undermining their decision to remove Fortnite from their App Store. However, it seems unlikely that there is any direct conflict with any terms of services for iOS or Apple.
Looking for more details on how to register for the closed beta? Here’s a guide on how to play Fortnite on iOS devices via Nvidia GeForce Now closed beta.