Buying iPhones With Fortnite Installed

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If you are a gaming fan then you have most likely heard of the game Fortnite, and if you have owned an iPhone before 2020 you probably played it on your iPhone as well.

The iPhones screen clarity and the performance the phone can deliver while gaming makes for stunning imagery and lag free game play, and is way better than the closest competition. The iPhone’s size will allow you to play from almost anywhere you are.

But, Unfortunately, for new iPhones users, Fortnite is currently not available to download from the Apple app store due to the ban and because of the lawsuits currently on between Apple and Epic Games the situation does not seem like it will change anytime soon.

Buying iPhones With Fortnite Installed

As for possible solutions to the Apple app store issue and when the game will return is anyone’s guess right now. Epic Games refuses to stop the new in-game tokens that can be purchased with the direct payment method. Apple is ready to return Fortnite to the App store provided Epic games stops the in-game token sales, which does not seem likely at the moment.

Whether or not Epic Games agrees to Apple’s terms the legal woes between them will most likely take them years to resolve.

While that will continue, Fornite is still completely playable on all Apple devices whose users had bought and downloaded it from the App Store before Apple removed it. It is also available for android and other gaming platforms.

Due to the demand for this game, many iPhone users are selling their phones for a lot more than they are actually worth, In this article, we will talk about whether it is wise to invest in an older iPhone just for the game and also discuss some other options for you to play Fortnite on your newer Apple devices.

Reasons Not To Buy An iPhone With Fortnite Installed

Since Apple has only de listed the game from the App store it may still come back, so it is not wise to spend a couple of thousand dollars extra to buy an older outdated model just because it has Fortnite installed on it.

Also, Apple has not really re configured their systems to stop the game from running for those who have it. If that was the case it would not work on any iPhone at all even the ones that came with the pre installed version of Fortnite. So if you ever had it, you can continue to play and update the game as well.

When you buy a second hand iPhone to play Fornite, You will at one point require the seller’s Apple ID and Passcode to update the game which most people will not share, even if you have it now, in the future if that person changes it you will not be able to update and play from that point on. You can play till you need the update though.

If you do buy and use someone else’s iPhone and Apple account to play Fortnite, that iPhone can come with other third party malware apps that are hidden and can end up stealing your data and credit or debit card details.

How To Play Fortnite On New iPhones

Buying iPhones With Fortnite Installed

For those who love and really want to play Fortnite, we will tell you a way to do so, it does however involve using a third party software which a lot of people think is usually from some shady company, but this is service is provided by Nvidia which is pretty famous, to say the least.

The service Nvidia provides is called GeForceNow. It is a cloud gaming service that uses Nvidia servers to support the game graphics apart from your device hardware delivering a better experience than just your device hardware running it. Using this you can play Fornite from your new iPhone too. Another reason not to buy an old iPhone.

To use this service, you will have to sign up for a membership, you can create a free one and use that, or if you wish to, you can upgrade your membership to a Priority one, this gives you faster access to the cloud gaming servers and extended gameplay sessions.

Currently, paid memberships cost 9.99 USD for the monthly plan and 99.99 USD for the year.

Using Nvidia’s service will provide you with better graphics as well because you will be playing through their GeforceNow servers, this will deliver better quality on your new iPhone or old one and is definitely better than buying an old iPhone with pre installed Fortnite.

How To Use GeForceNow To Play Fortnite On iPhones

Buying iPhones With Fortnite Installed

Before you get started on GeForceNow and can play Fortnite or anything, there are certain criteria you have to fulfil.

First, you will definitely need high speed internet, which has to be reliable without any drops at all.

This is needed because the cloud gaming service is extremely dependent on the internet, it streams the game content for Fortnite to run. Even to play solely depending on your hardware you will need good internet.

  • To start using GeForceNow on your iPhone, First, you will need to create a GeforceNow account, to do this, open the Safari browser on your iPhone and go to the official website of GeForceNow.
  • When on the website, sign up for a free or paid account. The choice is yours.
  • Now you will be able to access games on GeForceNow including Fortnite.
  • On the GeForceNow website, click on Fornite and log in using your Epic account details. If you do not have one, you can create it at this time.
  • When you login into your Epic account. If using the free GeForceNow account, to begin playing you will be required to wait in a queue. A priority account will have very little waiting time if any, better if you are a regular gamer.
  • Once your wait is over, Fortnite will open as it usually does.

Now you can play Fortnite on even your newer Apple devices and don’t have to invest big amounts of money in an older iPhone just to play Fortnite. You can also connect a game controller to your iPhone for a better gameplay experience.

Prices Of iPhones With Fortnite Installed

At the moment most listings are on eBay and the prices are still quite highly inflated. Currently selling in the range of 2500 to 10000 USD depending on the model of the iPhone.

While these prices may sound crazy when compared to the cost of a similar new device from Apple directly, provided they are still available is nothing compared to what people have been paying already.

According to a report by Tech Times, an iPhone XS Max 256 GB that had a start price of 4000 USD sold for its Buy It Now price of 8000 USD, meaning some people really want to play Fortnite. Other iPhones sold at 5000, 4750, 3999 and 2000 USD.

The iPhone 11 will be the last model you will find with Fortnite pre installed, Apple had removed Fortnite from the store before the iPhone 12 was launched.

So if you are going to buy a second hand iPhone it is best to go with the iPhone 11.

Some iPhones which are up for sale on eBay that have Fortnite pre installed have been listed below.

iPhone XR With Fortnite Installed

Buying iPhones With Fortnite Installed

This iPhone was listed on eBay for 2999 USD which is still quite expensive when compared to the original price from Apple which was only 549 USD. The 2999 price tag is still cheaper compared to other iPhone XRs that were up for sale for an unreasonable 10000 USD.

Despite the high price given by this seller, She or He has not provided any other details of the iPhone regarding its condition, model number age and so on, the only thing mentioned is the price and that it is used.

Specs Of The iPhone XR

System OS

iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 15.3

Chipset

Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)

Processor

Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)

Display

6.1 inches, 90.3 cm2,

828 x 1792 pixels

Battery

Li-Ion 2942 mAh, non-removable

Storage Variants

64GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 256GB 3GB RAM

Camera

12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm

Apple iPhone XS Max Unlocked 256GB Fortnite Installed GSM CDMA

Buying iPhones With Fortnite Installed

This used iPhone XS Max is also being sold with Fortnite installed and is available on eBay at a mind blowing 10000 USD. This particular model comes with the network unlocked so you can use it with the network carrier of your choice.

Even though this seller has quoted an insanely high price like the other iPhone listed, She or He has not provided any other details of the iPhone regarding its condition, model number, age and the only thing mentioned is the price and that it is used.

Specs Of The iPhone XS Max

System OS

iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 15.3

Chipset

Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)

Processor

Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)

Display

6.5 inches, 102.9 cm2,

1242 x 2688 pixels

Battery

Li-Ion 3174 mAh, non-removable (12.08 Wh)

Storage Variants

64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM

Camera

12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel

iPhone 11 With Fortnite

Buying iPhones With Fortnite Installed

Another iPhone with Fortnite installed that is available on eBay for 2999 USD is an iPhone 11, again is pretty steep considering the current value of a brand new iPhone 11 is $649.

This seller has stated at least a couple of details about its physical condition and the colour being black but nothing more than that. It is said to be in very good condition, with zero cracks, zero chips and just like new.

Specs Of The iPhone 11

System OS

iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 15.3

Chipset

Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)

Processor

Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)

Display

6.1 inches, 90.3 cm2,

828 x 1792 pixels

Battery

Li-Ion 3110 mAh, non-removable (11.91 Wh)

Storage Variants

64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM

Camera

12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel

Final Word

When looking at these prices and the fact that there is a workaround, it is not recommended to invest money in a used iPhone just for Fortnite.

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