Epic Games teased iPhone fans this morning with a cryptic tweet hinting at a “bigger than usual” update was coming to iOS.
Tuesday’s are usually the day Epic Games brings in a big new update to Fortnite but the developers announced there would be no downtime this morning.
Fans are speculating over what this could mean as Epic Games also hinted iOS users could be getting something extra.
Mobile users are still waiting on Epic Games to bring Fortnite to Android, which was scheduled for release sometime in the Summer.
What to expect from the Fortnite iOS update?
Early this morning, the @FortniteGame Twitter account announced there would be no scheduled downtime for the update today.
Fans have become used to Tuesday morning’s being downtime for the Battle Royale game, but were caught by surprise by the announcement from Epic Games.
Instead, the developers revealed there would be more content coming to iOS users in a cryptic tweet.
@FortniteGame said on Twitter: “Good news, everyone! Downtime is no longer required for the v5.10 Content Update that is scheduled for tomorrow, July 31 at 4 AM ET (0800 GMT).
“For this update, iOS players will encounter a larger than usual update size.”
Epic Games has made a sensational amount of money from iOS users, generating more than $160 million from in-app purchases.
The game has been downloaded to more than 100 million iOS devices so far, so fans are wondering what could be coming into the game with today’s update.
In comparison, Pokemon Go generated $1.2 billion worldwide in its first year on both iOS and Android devices, so Epic Games will be hoping to emulate this revenue with Fortnite.
However, Fortnite is still not available on Android, with Epic Games delaying the release throughout the Summer.
There are more than 2 billion active Android users worldwide, so Epic Games will be hoping to capture the revenue opportunity soon, but have not given a solid release date as yet.
As for the iOS update, Epic Games has given no indication as to what we can expect from the new content.
Keep checking this page for more details on what Epic Games is planning for the big iOS update.