Parents of pre-teen and teenage kids, or rather the kids themselves, can rejoice, as the popular video game Fortnite has been added to the Amazon Luna cloud gaming service in Canada as well as the U.S., Germany, and the U.K. With an Amazon Prime subscription, members can play Fortnite along with a rotating selection of games every month at no additional cost.
Deemed one of the world’s largest games, Fortnite has more than 500 million registered accounts and billions of players connections. Made by Epic Games, Fortnite is both accessible to Amazon Prime members as part of their membership and available to those with a standalone Luna+ subscription, which includes a seven-day free trial.
“Fortnite has been the most requested game from Luna customers in the U.S. and we’re thrilled to bring the title to the service,” says Daniel Rausch, Vice President, Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services. “We’re committed to making gaming more accessible and more affordable, without the need for expensive hardware.”
With Luna, customers can play any Fortnite game mode like Battle Royale or Creative on devices they already own, including Amazon’s Fire TV, select smart TVs and streaming media players, a variety of tablets and laptops including PCs, MacBooks, and Chromebooks, and via browser on iPhone and Android mobile devices. Because Amazon Luna streams games via the cloud, it works well on most compatible devices with a stable internet connection. Amazon recommends an internet speed of at least a sustained 10Mbps for the best gaming experience, which is necessary for playing Fortnite on Amazon Luna.
Luna customers can also participate in Fortnite seasonal events, play islands developed with the recently announced Unreal Editor for Fortnite, and link their existing Epic account to progress their Battle Pass.
In addition to Fortnite, Amazon added the following games to the Luna+ library in May: Tormented Souls, Retro Classix: BreakThru, Retro Classix: Express Raider, Retro Classix: Super Real Darwin, and Retro Classix: Wizard Fire. Throughout May, Prime members can also play four games as part of the Prime Gaming offer at no additional cost: LEGO DC Super-Villains, Resident Evil 2, Overcooked!, and Time on Frog Island.
To access Fortnite without a Prime membership, you can sign up for Luna+, with pricing starting at $13/mo. Games are best played using an Amazon Luna Controller ($90), which is designed and optimized for Luna’s Cloud Direct technology. You can connect the Luna Controller via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to control your game and minimize gameplay latency. You can also download the free Luna Phone Controller app from the Amazon, iOS, and Android app stores, and play Luna with other compatible controllers.