The popular third-person shooter Fortnite is now rolling out to the iPhone and iPad, but unfortunately, not everyone who was looking forward to the debut is enjoying it. Apparently, many players are finding that Fortnite Mobile is crashing on their iPhone 6 or 6s, and unfortunately, there’s no real fix for it.
How to play Fortnite Mobile on the iPhone
In order to play Fortnite Mobile on the iPhone, you’ll need an invitation, which you can get by signing up for the waiting list here on the game’s website. When your turn to get into the game comes up, you’ll receive an email containing a link to download the game from the App Store.
The expansion of Fortnite Mobile seems to be happening very quickly now, so you may not have much longer to wait. In fact, there’s now a second way to receive an invitation to play it on the iPhone or iPad. Developer Epic Games is allowing certain players to invite their friends, so if you know someone who’s been playing it for a while, they may have the ability to invite you so that you don’t need to wait for your turn on the waiting list.
Epic decided to roll out access to the mobile version of the hugely popular game in stages because it’s expected to draw quite the virtual crowd. In fact, even the website that hosts the waiting list crashed earlier this week because so many people were trying to sign up for it. The game maker said it’s inviting more and more players from the waiting list as its servers become capable of handling additional traffic.
Fortnite Mobile is crashing on iPhone 6/ 6s
Unfortunately, if you’ve received an invitation to download the game and you’re using an iPhone 6 and possibly an iPhone 6s, you’re liable to be disappointed. Some sources are reporting that Fortnite Mobile is compatible with iOS 11, but that’s not technically the case. It’s not about the version of iOS that you’re running.
Multiple players are complaining on Epic’s forum that Fortnite Mobile is crashing on their 6 or 6s/ 6s Plus. Affected players are saying that either the game won’t open at all, or it crashes soon after opening. If you look at the game maker’s list of official compatible devices, you’ll notice that the iPhone 6 isn’t on there. Here’s the full official list of iOS devices that support the game:
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone SE
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Air 2
- iPad 2017
- iPad Pro or later
As you can see, the iPhone 6s is indeed on the list, but there are still some 6s and 6s Plus users among those who are saying on the Epic forums that Fortnite Mobile is crashing on their device. At this point, it doesn’t sound like there is a fix for 6s users. A representative from Epic finally responded to the forum thread with a request for further information from those who are saying that Fortnite Mobile is crashing on their devices.
It’s unclear why it’s even possible to download the game on the iPhone 6, which isn’t even listed as compatible with it.