While Apple and Epic are gearing up for the second phase of their years-long App Store dispute, iPhone users no longer have to gaze longingly at their Android friends playing Fortnite on their phones. Starting today, Nvidia GeForce Now subscribers can sign up for a closed beta of the new touch-control version of Fortnite on their iPhone.
Not everyone will be granted access. Nvidia states that you can register to “a chance” of participating in a “limited closed beta to help test the new streaming experience on iOS Safari or Android mobile devices.” To register for the waitlist, you don’t need a GeForce Now subscription. Participants will be selected based on their availability in their region and the device they use.
GeForce Now is a cloud streaming service with more than 1,000 supported games. The purpose of the testing seems to be related to the addition of touch controls to the service, which currently only supports Bluetooth controllers on iOS and macOS devices. Android users who have played Fortnite before with a keyboard and mouse will not be allowed to switch to the non-touch version.
Nvidia does not say how long the beta period will last. It only states that Epic Games is working with the company to create an experience that Fortnite players and GeForce Now members enjoy. However, it does state that it will “evaluate the (beta experience) and make further announcements .”
You can sign up for the beta by signing into your Nvidia account and signing up for the limited beta on the GeForce Now site.