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Fortnite Now Available for Free on Xbox Cloud Gaming

Fortnite Now Available for Free on Xbox Cloud Gaming - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 May 2022 / 1,631 Views

Xbox announced it has partnered with Epic Games to make Fortnite available on Xbox Cloud Gaming for free on supported browser-enabled devices in 26 countries.

In order to play Fortnite via Xbox Cloud Gaming all you need is a Microsoft account and an iOS, iPadOS, Android phone or tablet, or Windows PC with internet access.

"Whether you want to play Fortnite with native touch controls or a supported controller, it’s easy to jump into Fortnite with Xbox Cloud Gaming," said Xbox Cloud Gaming Vice President and Head of Product Catherine Gluckstein.

"It’s an important step to add a Free-to-Play title to the cloud gaming catalog as we continue our cloud journey. We’re starting with Fortnite and will look to bring more Free-to-Play games people love in the future. At Xbox we want to make gaming accessible to the 3 billion players around the world, and cloud has an important role in that mission. Quite simply we want you to have more choice in both the games you play and the way you choose to play them."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SKMBlake (on 05 May 2022)

Great, now we can finally play Fortnite on mobile

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KLAMarine (on 05 May 2022)

thumbs over the screen? no thank you!

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gtotheunit91 KLAMarine (on 05 May 2022)

Lol don't worry, you can connect a controller. Not every xCloud game even supports touch controls. Some developers just add the functionality.

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KLAMarine gtotheunit91 (on 05 May 2022)


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smroadkill15 (on 05 May 2022)

This is really big news. Fortnite and Halo Infinite is the beginning of more F2P games coming to Xcloud w/out a sub. Along with a puck being planned for release soon. These moves will really push the service forward.

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Chazore (on 05 May 2022)

Of course they do this now, and only now, instead of yrs before, when crossplay was asked for a push.

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smroadkill15 Chazore (on 05 May 2022)

Xcloud didn't have this kind of infrastructure years ago.

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Chazore smroadkill15 (on 05 May 2022)

Could have even been done 1-2 yrs ago, instead of during the specific time of the ongoing Apple case.

he's even now using Bandcamp as a weapon in that court case, and he'll likely use this as one too.

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smroadkill15 Chazore (on 06 May 2022)

The service launched to the public less than 2 years ago with a very limited amount of Game Pass only titles. F2P games were still locked behind a Gold sub when XCloud launched. As for Epic, getting the Apple store version was their focus, but with how things are now, they are using XCloud as a loophole.

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Chazore smroadkill15 (on 06 May 2022)

It still comes off as being used as more of a weapon than "here's the game on X service, we're not ever going to use this as an argument in court".

because that's what they're currently doing with bandcamp as soon as they bought them out.

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Libara (on 05 May 2022)

A nice middle finger to apple.

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Livewitharya Libara (on 05 May 2022)

True. I've read that EU is proposing to make sideloading of apps mandatory on all phones which includes iPhones as well.

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