Despite being invite-only and iOS-exclusive, Fortnite already dominates the charts

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The mobile game went live last week in an invite-only mode where you have to first sign up on the Fortnite website and then wait patiently for an official invitation.

Though you'll likely find yourself dying quickly in Blitz Mode, you'll have more fun doing it than in any other Fortnite gameplay mode and it may soon become your favorite way to play.

I don't really play mobile games all that often anymore, but I can already tell I'm going to be playing Fortnite on mobile for a long time, even if it's just on trips to the toilet. Merely three days after its initial release on iOS, the game is already topping the charts in many regions, including but not limited to the USA, most of Western Europe, Australia, and is close to cracking the code behind the #1 spot of Japan and many other regional app stores. The game has also topped the iPhone download charts in over 40 countries, hitting that mark in 13 countries within the first 12 hours of release.

According to data released by Sensor Tower, the Battle Royale game has now amassed over $1.5 million worldwide. "We had theories about what could be impacted by [turning friendly fire] on and off", Lewis-Evans said, "but you can look at things like, 'Did people play more field games?" The mobile version of the game is also not universally available, as players have to be invited to the game by Epic in order to gain access. But is there Fortnite mobile controller support?

Fortnite is available now in early access on iOS devices, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


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