Playing on mobile is not as great as playing Fortnite on your console. This is mostly due to the controls on mobile. Well, Epic Games is helping to level the playing field on mobile with its latest patch. The update brings support for Bluetooth controllers to iOS and Android versions of the battle royale game.
Switching from touchscreen to an external gamepad should make the experience less fidgety and much more rewarding. And that could make all the difference when you’re locked in a cross-play battle with PC and console players. This gives mobile players a better chance.
In the V7.30 patch notes, Epic says that MFi gamepads should work with iPhones, including the Steelseries Nimbus and devices from Gamevice. Android users can sync “most” Bluetooth controllers, with Epic mentioning the Steelseries Stratus XL, Microsoft’s Xbox One pad, the Razer Raiju, and Moto Gamepad.
The update also includes 60Hz support on select Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (US variant), Huawei Honor View 20 and Huawei Mate 20 X. It follows 60 fps support for all 2018 iPhones, so Fortnite now has a higher frame rate on some iOS and Android mobiles than it does on the Nintendo Switch. Epic is also adding a new “chiller” grenade shaped like a snowman, several vaulted guns, and an experimental tournament mode that allows you to edit each other’s structures regardless of team status. All in all some great updates.