Fortnite For Mobile Devices Adds Wireless Controller Support

The Android and iOS versions of Fortnite now support Bluetooth controllers after the latest v7.30 patch, which also vaulted some weapons.

January 29, 2019

With Fortnite available on so many different platforms and all matches being on the same ecosystem, mobile players may have found themselves at a disadvantage with touch screen controls. Epic Games is remedying this with the latest v7.30 patch, providing Bluetooth controller support on iOS and Android.

The patch notes get into the specifics, saying that for Android, “most of Bluetooth controller adapters, such as SteelSeries Stratus XL, Gamevice, XBox1, Razer Raiju, and Moto Gamepad,” are compatible. On the iOS side of things, expect support for “MFi controllers, such as Steelseries Nimbus and Gamevice.”


It likely isn’t too big of an issue for most people who digest news from websites like DualShockers, but remember that the audience for Fortnite is largely young. With that, not every kid can afford a high-end console or PC, and some may have to make do with whatever phone their parents gave them. Also, remember that Fortnite on mobile still makes an absurd amount of money for Epic.

Other than that for mobile, Epic is rolling out 60Hz on certain Android devices. And with mobile players having a disadvantage with a smaller screen and indiscernible audio cues, this patch also adds audio visualization icons for vehicles and Balloons as a nice quality of life addition.

Also included in this patch is a new Chiller Grenade, which looks like a severed snowman head—just toss it at enemies to freeze them. The current Limited Time Mode is “Solid Gold,” where all weapon spawns are Legendary-tier, and building materials are plentiful.

On the Creative end of things, the game is adding piano keys and music blocks to the fun—it’s probably more viable to recreate that giant piano scene from Big now. Finally, for Creative, an Arctic Base prefab is now available to use as a level theme.

With Save the World, X-Ray Llamas will allow players to see what loot is inside. And while swords didn’t particularly work out for the battle royale mode, Save the World will be getting a pretty cool-looking, ghostly Spectral Sword.

Fortnite v7.30 is available to download on all platforms the game is on—that doesn’t include Soulja Boy’s console, however.

Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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