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Mobile version of Fortnite: Battle Royale gets patched, won't run on jailbroken devices

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Fortnite Battle Royale, iOS version

Epic's latest Fortnite: Battle Royale patch brings a slew of improvements for the popular survival game, which only recently started its march at the mobile gaming sector. The patch brings a host of improvements to gameplay and more.

For starters, Epic made sure that users whose phones don't meet the required specifications are notified, instead of the previous method, which only kicked you out without saying a thing. Don't ask me how I know this.

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All mobile devices are getting antialiasing, 4x MSAA in fact. To be fair Fortnite looks seriously sweet and runs pretty well on iOS already, but who are we to say no to more eye candy.

The company has fixed auto opening of doors glitch, ensuring that they open on input, rather than in relation to a player's speed. Epic also worked on social elements, with Whispers and Party Text Chat up and running.

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A bunch of control tweaks have been implemented as well, ensuring that Fortnite's fire button is more responsive, while ensuring misfiring. To be fair though, all mobile survival titles suffer from somewhat clunky controls and Fortnite has already improved on them.

Epic added a new game data download system, which although quite heavy at 1.8GB, will ensure that further updates are significantly reduced in size.

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The patch brings a bunch of smaller tweaks as well, such as Impulse Grenade effects on low settings, turbo building and such. You can find the full list of Fortnite's patch notes on the game's official website.

With this latest patch, there's no doubt that Epic has shifted Fortnite: Battle Royale into overdrive. The game is free to play and even though still regarded as an Early Access game, runs great on everything.

Fortnite already offers cross-platform gameplay, albeit Xbox One - PlayStation 4 one is still pending, and with the replay system on the way, we all might as well get ready for an even bigger onslaught of Fortnite: Battle Royale themed content.