The Best Alternatives to Fortnite for Mobile

By Harry Slater |

Fortnite has been removed from the App Store and Google Play Store. We’re not going to get into the details here, because we imagine you’ve spent the last few days being bombarded by information about the spat between Epic, Apple and Google. 

Instead we thought we’d give you some practical advice by rounding up the very best games like Fortnite that you can grab on the App Store and Google Play Store right now.

There are classic battle royales, games that put a twist on the genre and more. There’s something for everyone and we reckon there’s definitely going to be something that’s going to scratch your post-Fortnite mobile itch.

If you’ve got your own suggestions we’d love to hear them, so make sure you drop them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Before that, though, here are the best Fortnite alternatives for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Call of Duty: Mobile

While the BR in Call of Duty: Mobile isn’t the sole focus of the game, it’s still one of the most polished you’re going to find on mobile. And on top of that you also get the added bonus of a whole bunch of other multiplayer shooting modes too.

There’s a massive community around the game too, so you’ll always be able to find a team to take on the battle royale with. New versions of battle royale pop up from time to time as well, so you’re always going to have something to keep you interested.

Call of Duty: Mobile offers up everything you’d want from a mobile shooter. Not just in terms of its BR, but with all of the extra modes and challenges that it throws into the mix. Seriously, you’re going to lose hours to this one.

Download Call of Duty: Mobile from the App Store and Google Play Store

PUBG Mobile

There was a time when PUBG was the only battle royale game in town and Fortnite was a completely different beast with a focus on building and much smaller team-based fights. How things have changed. PUBG still offers one of the very best battle royale experiences out there, though.

This one follows the classic template. Or, more accurately, is the basis of that template. Big map, shrinking zones, loads of players. It works really well on mobile as well, and it’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into making sure the action is as entertaining on touchscreen as it is on consoles.

While PUBG might not be as popular as it once was, there’s still a massive amount of players so you’re never going to be short of a team. This is furious battle royale at its finest and it definitely gives Fortnite a run for its money.

Download PUBG from the App Store and Google Play Store

Where the other games we’ve looked at so far on the list could be considered pretty traditional takes on the battle royale genre, this one takes things in a slightly different, more casual direction. It’s also about throwing axes instead of shooting guns, as the name might suggest.

Games are super short and there’s no closing ring to force you together. You level up as you kill, gaining new skills and weapons as you try and get to the top of the leaderboard. That’s the .io part of the name coming in to play.

There’s a decent level of complexity here though and you’re not going to get bored. Throw in a couple of different modes and you’re left with a brilliant bite-sized experience that can fill some of those brief mobile play sessions.

Download from the App Store and Google Play Store

Brawl Stars

Supercell takes the BR genre and squishes it down in a similar way to how it squodged the MOBA to make Clash Royale. This is bite-sized and frantic, with a top-down cartoon view and a handful of characters that change the way the game plays.

Don’t let its bright exterior fool you though, there’s a meaty and tense experience underneath it. It’s easy to pick up and play but there’s a lot to learn if you want to master the game and show the world how amazing you are.

This is another one that’s going to fit in those quick-snatch mobile gaming sessions that are littered throughout the day. It won’t suck you in like Fortnite, but it’ll put a smile on your face while you’re playing it and in this day and age that counts for an awful lot.

Download Brawl Stars from the App Store and Google Play Store

Rules of Survival

Back in the day, before PUBG or Fortnite even made it onto mobile, there were plenty of companies jumping on the bandwagon to try and corner the pocket-sized market. Rules of Survival is one of the games that came out of those early days, and it’s still worth picking up now.

Sure, it’s basically just PUBG, but it’s put together really well and it’s got a few tricks up its sleeve that set it apart. For one thing, it supports much larger matches. Fancy an 8km square map with 299 other players on it? Then this is the game for you.

It’s still updated regularly and there are new modes thrown in every now and then too. It might not have the brand name recognition of some other games on this list, but in terms of quality it’s right near the top.

Download Rules of Survival from the App Store and Google Play Store

Battlelands Royale

At first glance this might look like a smaller game than some of the others on this list, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure the battles might only take 5 minutes, but there’s so much going on here that you’re still going to lose hours to Battlelands Royale.

There are a whole different bunch of modes, different ways to play and different ways to team up. The game looks gorgeous too, so if you’re bored of the drab military hues of other BR games this one is definitely going to be up your street.

Battlelands Royale offers pretty much everything you want from a battle royale game and it does it in the sort of package that works brilliantly in the palm of your hand. If you haven’t tried this one yet it comes highly recommended.

Download Battlelands Royale from the App Store and Google Play Store

Garena Free Fire

Another game that follows the standard BR template but adds a few of its own twists. This one offers 50 player scraps set across a massive map and even lets you team up in squads of four to take down the rest.

There’s a slickness to Garena Free Fire that makes it really difficult to put down, and while its got the traditional BR scope, its battles feel a lot more condensed than some of the others on this list. There’s not much wandering about trying to find someone to kill.

There are different characters with different skills to choose from and even a bit of building thrown in for good measure. Garena Free Fire is a jack of all trades in the best possible way and it’s well worth checking out.

Download Garena Free Fire from the App Store and Google Play Store

Knives Out

No, this isn’t a battle royale game based on the Rian Johnson whodunnit movie (although that would be pretty damn awesome). But it is the game on this list with probably the biggest number of battle royale flavours to try out.

Knives Out is constantly adding new things too. Right now, for example, you can team up in squads of five. There are all-sniper modes, a frankly bonkers 50v50 team battle and loads more as well.

This is the BR game you want to play if you’re looking to be constantly surprised. There’s always something new to learn and always some new way to slaughter your enemies. Knives Out is definitely going to keep you on your toes.

Download Knives Out from the App Store and Google Play Store

Bullet Echo

Bullet Echo doesn’t just do a few things differently, it pretty much does everything differently. For one thing you can’t see your opponents. That sounds like it might make things a bit difficult, but actually sounds are the key to winning here. 

The battle royale might not be the main focus of the game, but it’s still an incredible amount of fun. It’s a hugely fresh take on the shooter genre as a whole and offers up plenty of opportunity for amazing multiplayer experiences.

There’s some deep strategy, team play and a lot more going on. Can you get your enemies into your sights? That’s sort of the whole point and you’re going to love every second of Bullet Echo.

Download Bullet Echo from the App Store and Google Play Store

Bullet League

Want a BR game that takes the rulebook and throws it out of the window? Then you should definitely check out Bullet League. How different is it? Well, for one thing it’s a side-on, 2D platformer with a battle royale bolted onto it. 

That might sound like it shouldn’t work, but it actually works brilliantly. There’s a whole bunch of slaughter to sink your teeth into here, albeit presented in a new and interesting way. The game looks gorgeous as well, which is the icing on a slightly bizarre cake. Like a carrot cake, we guess?

It might not have the size and scope of the other games on this list, but that’s not what it’s aiming for. This is a fast-paced arcade battle royale that’s going to leave you sweaty-palmed and grinning from ear to ear.

Download Bullet League from the App Store and Google Play Store

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