How to Play Fortnite on iPad

Last Updated on May 20, 2023 by Saad and Ernests Embutnieks

You seem to be a Fortnite fan like me. That is why you are asking about how to play Fortnite on iPad? But can you still play Fortnite on an iPad after its ban on the App Store? Yes, you can, but not in the traditional way.

As of now, Fortnite is not available for download from the App Store or any other app stores due to the ongoing legal battle between Epic Games and Apple. However, there are a few workarounds that will allow you to play Fortnite on your iPad.

Related: Why Apple Banned Fortnite

In this blog, I’ll show you how to play Fortnite on your iPad, including how to reinstall the game if you had previously downloaded it, and how to use cloud gaming services to access the game.

How to Reinstall Fortnite on Your iPad

If you had previously downloaded Fortnite on your iPad before it was removed from the App Store, you can still reinstall it from your purchase history. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the App Store on your iPad.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  3. Tap on “Purchased” to view all of your past purchases.
  4. Find Fortnite in the list of purchased apps and tap the download button to reinstall it on your iPad.

Keep in mind that since Epic Games no longer supports Apple devices, you’ll only have access to Fortnite through Chapter 2 Season 4. Any updates released after that will not be available.

Using Cloud Gaming Services to Play Fortnite on iPad

Another way to play Fortnite on your iPad is to use cloud gaming services like GeForce Now or Xbox Cloud Gaming. These services allow you to stream games to your iPad from a remote server, eliminating the need to download and install the game data onto your device.

Using GeForce Now to play Fortnite on your iPad

Here’s how to use GeForce Now to play Fortnite on your iPad:

  1. Sign up for a GeForce Now account on the official website.
  2. After creating an account, add the GeForce Now app to your iPad’s home screen.
  3. Launch the app and select Fortnite from the list of available games.
  4. Link your existing Epic Games account to the app to access your progress and inventory.

With GeForce Now, you can play Fortnite on your iPad with touch controls or by connecting a compatible controller to your device.

Related: How To Connect PS5 Controller to iPad

Keep in mind that the free version of GeForce Now has a queue, meaning you may have to wait up to 30 minutes to access a game session. However, paid tiers have no waiting queue and offer longer gaming sessions, as well as Nvidia’s RTX technology for enhanced graphics.

How to Use Xbox Cloud Gaming to Play Fortnite on Your iPad

Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service allows you to play games streamed from a remote server via a web app, which means you can play games like Fortnite on your iPad using Safari or another browser. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Launch Safari on your iPad.
  2. Visit the Xbox Cloud Gaming website.
  3. Tap on “Play on Mobile” at the top of the page.
  4. Sign in to your Microsoft account. If you don’t have one, you can create one for free.
  5. Choose “Play” on the Fortnite game tile.
  6. Follow the onscreen prompts to add the Xbox Cloud Gaming icon to your home screen.
  7. Tap the Xbox Cloud Gaming icon on your home screen to open the Xbox service in a separate window.
  8. Select “Play” to start Fortnite.

Once you’re in the game, you can play with touch controls or connect a compatible controller to your iPad. Keep in mind that Fortnite is free to play, but it does include in-app purchases that are optional.

Wrapping Up!

While Fortnite is not available for direct download on the App Store, there are still ways to play the game on your iPad. You can reinstall the game from your purchase history or use cloud gaming services like GeForce Now to access the game. With these workarounds, you can continue playing Fortnite on your iPad and join in on the action-packed battle royale fun.

Content Creator | + posts

Saad is excellent at what he does. He's a tech fanatic. He strives to improve himself wherever he can. He tries to make each article he writes a little better than before. He explains difficult things in a very simple way.

+ posts

I love tech and all about it. I'm interested in finding ways how they can make my life more productive, and I share my knowledge with my blog readers. I'm an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch user, so I know a thing or two about these devices and try to write helpful content around these topics.