The latest Fortnite patch has arrived, v7.30, and along with it comes the ability for mobile players to use Bluetooth controllers.
While Fortnite is the same game no matter what platform you play it on, anyone who has played it in different ways will know that it makes for different experiences. Personally, we are used to playing the game on PlayStation 4. That's why when we made the move to Nintendo Switch a couple of months ago, it felt extremely weird, especially when trying to play the game on the move.
Perhaps the trickiest leap of all is trying to play Fortnite on mobile after getting used to the console version. Since there is no controller involved, it's effectively like trying to learn a whole new game. We certainly wouldn't like to hop into a game or two on a mobile where the majority of the rest of the field is playing on consoles, we'd get slaughtered. Well, slaughtered more than we normally do already.
Fortnite's latest patch, v7.30 has come to save the day. Fortnite Intel reports that along with the chiller grenade and usual datamines, Epic has added the ability for mobile players to use Bluetooth controllers. A number of different controllers will be compatible and vibration will be disabled when a gamepad is attached.
As touched upon above, what this does is make for a much more even playing field for mobile players on Fortnite. In 2018, Fortnite became the first game to offer cross-platform play across all of its forms by breaking down the long-standing barrier between PS4 and Xbox One. If you are a Fortnite mobile player, you now have nothing to fear, and no excuses when you are eliminated within seconds of landing on the island.
Those of us who love Fortnite are fearfully waiting for the hype surrounding the game to die down. Meanwhile, those who loathe it are hoping that hype quickly disappears. That still seems to be a long way off. Millions of people continue to play Fortnite across all of its platforms and Epic is doing just as much as always to improve the game and keep us interested.