September 6, 2021: We’ve added PUBG: New State to our list of games like Fortnite.
Fortnite is no longer available on the App Store or Google Play, effectively ending the world’s biggest battle royale’s love affair with the mobile platform. We won’t bore you with all of the details but, in a nutshell, Epic attempted to bypass Google and Apple’s 30% cut on microtransactions to reduce the cost of V-Bucks for its playerbase, causing Apple and Google to boot the battle royale off their mobile stores.
Now, if you have Fortnite installed on your iOS or Android device you can still play (for now, at least) though there’s a chance that might change going forward; particularly when Epic needs to release a big new mobile patch on iOS. But for new players, or those who have lapsed, getting Fortnite on your iOS device could be impossible.
So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best games like Fortnite on iOS, which could help you find a replacement for your favourite battle royale. Fortnite might well be back in full force on mobile some day, but, in the meantime, this collection of similar Fortnite games might just tide you over.
Here are the best games like Fortnite on iOS:
Badlanders is a competitive battle royale game from NetEase that mixes tried-and-true BR action with a persistent loot system. Your goal is to escape from the battlefield with your life and gear intact, but this is certainly easier said than done. Badlanders is a solid alternative to Escape from Tarkov on mobile, its loot system marks it out as something different, and its gritty military action should please genre fans.
Call of Duty: Mobile
The mobile version of Activision’s long-running shooter series has a battle royale mode, which is a heck of a lot of fun. If you love Fortnite primarily for the tight shooting mechanics, Call of Duty: Mobile is an excellent choice for you.
This is the closest you’ll get to a like-for-like with Fortnite on iOS. Creative Destruction is heavily-inspired by Epic’s shooter and has plenty of opportunities to build stuff.
The second closest game to Fortnite on mobile is also brought to you by Netease, the publisher behind Creative Destruction. Cyber Hunter features similar cartoon visuals but the stuff you can build is pre-determined. It’s a good choice for those that like to pop up cover on the fly but don’t necessarily want to build it.
Garena Free Fire
Possibly the biggest battle royale that you’ve never heard of, Garena Free Fire is well worth checking out for fans of Fortnite. It relies on player skill more than many of its genre siblings on mobile, with a lack of auto-shooting requiring precision from its players.
We’ve put together an extensive list of Garena Free Fire guides, including how to get Garena Free Fire diamonds, a list of Garena Free Fire characters, how to change your Garena Free Fire name, how to play Garena Free Fire on PC, and a guide to the latest Garena Free Fire new update.
Yet another NetEase battle royale, Knives Out separates itself from the pack with a greater focus on team play and a variety of modes. You can play as a team of five, participate in 50v50 battles, and participate in sniper-only duels.
This will likely be the first destination for many lapsed Fortnite mobile players, and why not? PUBG introduced the world to the battle royale shooter genre, and has found a terrific home on mobile with arguably a finer version than its console and PC brethren.
We’ve got plenty of PUBG Mobile content too, including how to get PUBG Mobile redeem codes, a guide to the best PUBG Mobile emulator, how to get PUBG Mobile UC, and details of the latest PUBG Mobile update.
Rules of Survival
Before PUBG and Fortnite arrived on the mobile scene, there was pretty much only Rules of Survival. This was one of the first battle royale games to make it big on mobile, and is yet another title by Netease. If you just want a no-frills and tightly-put-together battle royale on mobile, look no further.
PUBG: NEW STATE
This futuristic sequel to the mobile original, PUBG: New State adds some sci-fi to the shooter series as well as several fresh new elements like brand new gear and maps. It has already broken records for pre-registration, and if you want to keep up with the latest news on release date, check out our PUBG: New State release date guide.