The game works on iPhone 6S devices and up, with a long list of recent Android devices also supported, and with over 10 million PC or console players there will be lots of interest in how the mobile version works in comparison.
"Microsoft has always been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles", reads the brief email statement.
"Epic Games and Microsoft, developer and manufacturer of Fortnite and the Xbox video-games console respectively, have both shown a willingness to allow Xbox and Playstation owners to play Fortnite against each other online".
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Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile features the same 100-person survival gameplay as on PC and consoles.
Other accounts are a bit more up front with their lack of affiliation with Epic Games and Fortnite, though they still gate their giveaways with retweet or subscription requirements.
Epic Games have confirmed that they will not be able to bring every aspect of Fortnite to Mobile. It will be interesting to see if/how exploits like rocket riding will work on mobile devices, if at all. If your friend got invited by Epic, check with them to see if they have a friend code to share with you. This is not in the interest of the players, and thus, could require some discussion to enrich gaming experience across different platforms.
The mobile Fortnite is set to be the exact same as other platforms with the same graphics and gameplay, as well as the regular weekly updates.
Luckily, there are no hoops for you to jump through to gain access to the mobile version of Fortnite, but you do need to hope that you're invited - there's sure to be limited spaces and a whole bunch of applicants.