Fortnite doesn't get much love around here (poll results)

Fortnite doesn't get much love around here (poll results)
Fortnite is a worldwide phenomenon. The hype is real, the numbers are rolling, and Epic must be gleeful over its decision to make the Royale mode a freemium offer.

Even on mobile, the game is raking up the cash — within three months of its launch, it has already made $150 million in revenue, thanks to in-app purchases, and these are just for cosmetic items. Spending money in the game does not give one a better gun, armor, or any other advantage, just flashy new skins. And players still love the title enough to support it with their cash.

We decided to check how you guys feel about the viral game specifically when it comes to playing it on the phone. Touch controls are... not amazing for shooters and, with a game that has fort-building as well as shooting as two equally important mechanics, it's pretty easy to get frustrated.

Here are the poll results:

Do you play Fortnite on your iPhone?

All day every day!
7.15%
I have it installed just in case, but it's not my favorite
13.48%
Tried it... removed it. Not for me
20.13%
I would if I had an iPhone...
16.47%
Fort- what?
31.28%
No thanks. I am good with Rules of Survival / Survivor Royale
11.48%

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15 Comments

1. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

I am Good with PUBG*

2. Avieshek unregistered

Installed and deleted and haven't installed since. The touch controls are not at all suitable for a touch-screen.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I won't even try it before they add controller support.. Playing with half-screen covered with HUD is just ridiculous.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I won't even try it before they add controller support.. Playing with half-screen covered with HUD is just ridiculous.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Simple stupid aim assist riddled port of a PC game is not popular around tech enthusiast side? Shocking!!!

9. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Not when you it gives you 0 advantage.

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 613; Member since: May 02, 2016

I think it will be better on android gaming phones

11. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No. Just on Android period. But only if joystick support is added. If not, it will suck on Android too.

13. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1081; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's pretty frustrating how both PUBG and Fortnite mobile don't offer controller support. But, I guess it helps keep the players on the same platform from some advantages. yet Fortnite configuration allows MnK on a PS4, so I don't know what they are thinking

5. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

PUBG can be managed on a touchscreen, as one only has to deal with shooting and stuff but with building structures + shooting at the same time it's bound to be a frustrating mess. Unless someone has an Android Gaming Phone with extra accessory or some extra controls on phone(like Asus ROG), it simply makes no sense.

8. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Touch controls killed it. Unless you play with a bunch of others using the same touch controls, get ready to die, very often. If you play using the touch controls, get ready to die 99% of the time going up against someone who is able to build using a controller/mouse to shield themselves. My son plays Fortnite on both the PS4 and iOS. He only plays on iOS when he is away from his PS4. I was able to buy him crap on that game using my existing Apple Store credits. Everything he purchased on iOS transferred to his PS4 because he used the same Epic account on both. People had problems purchasing crap on the PS4 and having it transfer to other devices, so that may be a factor in why people are buying credits on iOS. I see the mobile version more of a tool where he is able to check on his account and chat with his friends when he’s away from his PS4 rather than something he would primarily play on.

12. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

That's a Sony problem

10. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The game is great. The issue is mobile. Touchscreen are terrible input devices for high quick action games like this. Because you don't have tactile feedback, or your fingers can't feel a physical button, its hard to play and try to watch where your fingers are too. Plus your fingers block the screen. and on phones like the iPhone X, the games already has something blocking the screen. so you can't see events that are entering the screen from one side. At least on Android, you have the ability to use a joy-pad/stick. Providing the developer includes it. iOS can use BT sticks/pads. For the developer to completely leave it out is completely stupid. Especially since the game is cross-platform and you are playing against Mac/PC users who will be using sticks/pads, which gives them a 100% advantage.

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1081; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

No plans for controller support on Android, same with PUBG Mobile. Fast-paced gameplay + mediocre at best controls = very bad time

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Just wait till it come to android, and use Nox Emulator. Mouse&Keyboard + Big monitor + Aim assist = owning

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