All players now have access to Xbox Cloud Gaming for free especially for Fortnite. But how to play it?
For the past few days, Microsoft has made free browsing possible on its cloud gaming service for a single game: Fortnite. Already available in free-to-play on consoles and PC, Fortnite has established itself as the most popular battle royale in recent years. It is now making a sensational entry into the cloud thanks to Microsoft and its Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Normally paying, the service is open to anyone who wants to play Fortnite, even without an Xbox Game Pass subscription. Here is the procedure to follow to be able to play Fortnite on your smartphone via the Xbox Cloud Gaming.
On Android or iOS, the process is the same
The first step is to create an Epic Games account and a Microsoft account if you haven’t already. To do this, go to this page (Epic Games) and this page (Microsoft) via your Safari browser on iOS or Google Chrome on Android. If this is already the case, then you will need to link these two accounts through the Epic Games homepage.
Then go to the Xbox Cloud Gaming homepage, sign in with your Microsoft account by clicking on the blank profile picture, and you can now enjoy Fortnite through cloud gaming. You just need to click on the game and start a game. You can use touch controls or connect a gamepad. If you need help connecting an Xbox Series or PS5 controller to your Android smartphone, be sure to check out this guide.
To find your game more easily, you can also add the Xbox Cloud Gaming page to your home screen, using browser settings. All you have to do is click on the corresponding icon to access the game without having to log in again.
What is the advantage of playing Fortnite on the cloud?
Yes Fortnite is already available on almost every device, what’s the point of having it integrated with Xbox Cloud Gaming? There are two reasons for this, the first being that the game was until then no longer available on Android and iOS smartphones already well before the Apple vs Epic Games lawsuit. This method therefore allows mobile players to regain their title, and at the same time their progress after all this time.
The second reason is that cloud gaming allows you to get higher quality gaming than your current machine, PC, console or smartphone. Xbox Cloud Gaming is based on the performance of the Xbox Series X, currently the most powerful console on the market.
If you want to take full advantage of Xbox Cloud Gaming, you will need to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, displayed at the price of € 12.99 per month. A wide variety of games are available on the cloud, which you can experience on PC, consoles, or even mobile devices. In addition, many are compatible with touch controls, to play on the go.