Everyone in the gaming industry is well aware of Fortnite. It’s an industry darling right now, so gamers from around the world were thrilled when the developer, Epic Games, released a mobile version in April.
Because of this, people have been asking if mobile controllers can be used to play Fortnite. According to Epic Games, Fortnite mobile controller support will come later on. However, there are already some Bluetooth mobile controllers that function with the game already.
In fact, you have a number of options for choosing the best Fortnite mobile controller for you.
My favorites are:
- SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller
- GameSir M2 Wireless Gaming Controller
- GameSir F1 Joystick Grip
So let’s talk about what makes each Fortnite mobile controller so great and how you can set it up on your own iPhone!
The SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller is compatible with iOS devices. It is also very easy to operate because of its Bluetooth connectivity.
Other features of this Fortnite mobile controller include pressure-sensitive buttons, rechargeable battery with 40+ hours of battery life, and compatibility with a Lightning connector.
Step 1: Turn On Connector’s Bluetooth
Turn on the controller and press the Bluetooth button found at the top. Doing this will put the mobile controller into pairing mode.
Step 2: Pair Device and Connector
Turn on the Bluetooth of your iPhone. Find the Bluetooth of the SteelSeries Nimbus controller and pair with it.
If ever it does not show up, try to do steps 1 and 2 again until the two devices paired together.
Step 3: Install the Nimbus Companion App
Installing the free companion app of this Fortnite mobile controller can give you access to other controller-enabled games.
The Nimbus Companion app also updates your controller, making sure that it’s compatible with your iOS device/s.
Another Apple MFI-certified mobile controller is the GameSir M2 Fortnite mobile controller for iPhone.
Like SteelSeries Nimbus, it also has Bluetooth connectivity and pressure-sensitive buttons.
What makes this mobile controller unique is that it has a built-in bracket holder where you can mount your iPhone easily.
Step 1: Turn On Bluetooth for Both Devices
Turn on Bluetooth for both your iPhone and your mobile controller. This will enable your devices to pair later on.
To turn on Bluetooth for the controller, hold the upper right button for 2 seconds for it to enter pairing mode.
If you see four red flashing dots on the left after your pressed the Bluetooth button, it means that the mobile controller is ready to be paired with a device.
Step 2: Pair the Devices
On your iPhone, check whether it detected the GameSir M2 mobile controller and pair with it.
Step 3: Download GameSirWorld
Download the GameSirWorld app found on the App Store to find out other mobile games that are supported by this gamepad and controller.
The GameSir F1 Joystick Grip is specially designed for gamers who have trouble with controls in touchscreen games.
Besides that, the Fortnite mobile controller’s design also allows it to adapt to iPhones that reach up to 6.7 inches in length – such as an iPhone X!
The stick-on joystick of this controller provides players with more precision when controlling their characters.
The grip case also prevents the player from getting too fatigued from long hours of playing.
Another feature that makes it different from other Fortnite mobile controllers is that there are no batteries nor type of connectivity needed.
Step 1: Install Swing Arm and Grip
Install the swing arm onto the controller’s grip. The swing arm can be adjusted and folded back if you decide not to use it while playing your games.
Next, adjust the controller’s grip according to your iPhone’s length.
Step 2: Stick Joystick
Lastly, stick the joystick onto your iPhone’s screen. Launch Fortnite in order to test if the controller setup is working.
Play All Day with Your Fortnite Mobile Controller for iPhone
Enjoy playing with your Fortnite mobile controller!
Using the mobile version of the game will be easier and hassle-free with your mobile controller in hand.
Additionally, these controllers are very easy to operate since they can be easily become connected with your device – either through Bluetooth or just simply a manual setup.
Besides that, you can also download companion apps for your Fortnite mobile controller for iPhone from the App Store in order to give you updates regarding the controller as well as games that are compatible with it.
Have you used a controller to play Fortnite mobile? Which controller did you use? Let me know in the comments below!