Fortnite Battle Royale Tops Charts as No. 1 iPhone App in Thirteen Countries
Fortnite's mobile app reaches the No. 1 slot for iPhone in twelve countries in less than twelve hours after its release in the app store.
As if breaking Twitch viewer records and boasting 3.4 million concurrent players wasn’t enough, Fortnite Battle Royale now tops the mobile charts of the iPhone app store in thirteen countries. According to the SensorTower app charts, it only took the little-app-that-could twelve hours to reach that coveted seat.
The iOS version of the game still supports cross-play with PC and console owners, which only further fuels Fortnite‘s meteoric rise to popularity. Gameplay and game progression can be saved across all platforms, adding to the mobility of the game. Aside from a slight downgrade in graphics, the mobile version is as much the full game as its console counterparts.
If you want to play the iOS version, you’ll need to make sure your device is updated to at least iOS 11. At the moment it’s still invite-only, meaning you’ll have to sign up for the wait list to download, which you can do at Epic Games’s website. This system has been implemented to ensure that Fortnite‘s servers are able to handle the traffic brought on by the new release without affecting the quality of gameplay for current users. Epic Games also has plans for an Android mobile release in the coming months but has yet to hammer down an exact date.
Clearly, waitlisting hasn’t stopped players from downloading the app if these numbers are anything to go by.