Classic video game Fortnite lands on Amazon Luna

Mike Wheatley

One of the world’s most popular games, Fortnite, is coming to Amazon’s cloud video game streaming service Luna. Customers in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany can now access Fortnite on their Fire TV devices through Amazon Luna. The game is available for free to all Amazon Prime members, while everyone else can play the game by signing up for a Luna+ subscription or free seven-day trial.


Fortnite is a battle royale game in which 100 players are thrown together at random in a battle to see who will be the last man standing. It’s one of the biggest video games of all time, but it was famously removed from Apple’s and Google’s app stores several years ago amid a row between them and its creator, Epic Games. These days, Fortnite is accessible via the Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now services for free. With today’s update, it’s also accessible on Amazon Luna, but only to subscribers. Both the Amazon Prime membership and Luna+ subscriptions are priced at £8.99 per month.

In a blog post, Amazon explained that Amazon Luna and Prime subscribers will be able to stream any Fortnite game mode onto an Amazon Fire TV, select smart TV, streaming media player, PC, MacBook, Chromebook or web browser on iPhone and Android devices. According to the company, a sustained 10 Mbps internet speed is required to enjoy the game on Amazon Luna. Players will be able to play the game using a Luna, PlayStation or Xbox controller, or via a mouse and keyboard.

Users will be required to sign in to an existing Epic Games account, or otherwise create a new one before they can play. Existing players wil have access to all the cosmetics they've unlocked on other platforms. They'll be able to level up their battle pass in the same way as they do when paying on a PC or console.

Daniel Rausch, Amazon’s vice president of Entertainment Devices and Services, said Fortnite has been the single most-requested game from Luna players in the U.S. “We’re committed to making gaming more accessible and more affordable, without the need for expensive hardware,” he added.

Throughout the month of May, Prime subscribers will also be able to play LEGO DC Super-Villains, Resident Evil 2, Overcooked! And Time on Frog Island at no additional cost.