Unless you’ve been hiding in a bush – or are fiercely loyal to Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds – chances are you have heard of Fortnite.
That’s what brought you here, right?
The good news is that we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about the game – from hints and tips to more general gameplay-related stuff and big announcements.
Treat this as your own personal Fortnite mobile ‘hub’ – we’ll be updating it daily, so you’ll always be in the know.
Let’s kick off with the basics.
When is Season 8 landing?
After Season 7…..
What is Fortnite?
In September 2017, a new standalone mode called Battle Royale was launched – which brought the game into direct competition with PUBG – another battle royal-style shooter.
Then on March 12th 2018, Epic released the IOS version of Fortnite.
Each game sees 100 players plonked on to a map with no weapons or armour – you need to scavenge and explore to find these.
Similar to PUBG there is a ‘closing in’ mechanic – which sees the game area get smaller and smaller.
Venture outside the safe zone (a ‘storm’ in Fortnite’s case) and you’ll lose health rapidly, before being eliminated.
Fortnite can be played solo or with friends on mobile, Xbox, Switch, PS4 and PC.
Word to the uninitiated – if you’re playing solo, do not try to team up – you’ll get killed.
How much does Fortnite cost?
It’s free – unless you’re mad about cosmetics (which some people clearly are).
What games systems is Fortnite currently on?
It’s on Xbox, PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch and IOS.
When is the game coming to Android?
With 1000’s of people already playing Fortnite on IOS, there is a huge demand for the game to come over to Android.
Epic games are currently working to release the game in China where the majority of people use Androids.
The release date is rumoured to be 24th July so keep your eyes peeled.
Season 5 map
The addition of golf kart’s to the map was perhaps the biggest gameplay development this season.
Allowing you to travel faster and race your friends on the new track that rivals Monaco’s.
Portals are also dotted around the map which allow you to re-drop from the sky, giving you more time to loot and still get away from the storm.
There are no other maps (yet), which will frustrate some, but developers Epic continue to add to their existing map with locations such as Paradise Palms and Lazy Links.
Where’s the worst place to land on Fortnite?
It all depends on your ability. Tilted Towers can be the best place if you’re experienced or worst place if you’re a noob.
It’s usually teeming with loot and powerful weapons – but most decent players will swarm on it pretty sharpish.
If you’re new to the game, head for Snobby Shores or Lonely Lodge – they’re a bit further out so they’ll be less competition for decent loot.
Best weapons for mobile players?
On Fortnite the colour of the weapon indicates how good it is.
With the new update, the best way for smartphone players to win is to take the sneaky approach.
The silenced SMG has had a big upgrade in terms of damage and accuracy so make sure to rock one of these when sneaking up on people.
Pair the tactical shotgun with the silenced SMG and you have a winner.
If you come across a sniper it may be worth practising as it will give you a real advantage over other players.
The best weapons are found in loot crates – so keep an eye out for these.
How to build as a mobile player?
It’s always best to build a small fort three stories high in the zone.
This way you can have a clear view of all the battles going on around you and will let you pick off opponents with your assault rifle or sniper.
If you want to get better at building you have to practice.
Hop into a game, head to wailing woods, collect some wood and just build up and down.
Practice switching between weapons and different types of materials, then when you get into a battle you will likely win!
Is Fortnite a good experience on smartphones?
It’s so good that some teachers are complaining they’re ruining lessons – with schoolkids playing the game instead of studying.
Epic’s Fortnite is showing no signs of slowing down – so expect more content and bigger announcements coming down the pipe.
Why bother getting Fortnite on my phone?
It’s easy to pick up and play for an hour or on your lunch break or on the train, anywhere with an internet connection – plus, it’s free.
Fortnite is all about action – and the fun construction element really helps add a new dimension to battles.