Fortnite is one of the most popular games available on mobile devices.
While those playing on wi-fi connections might not think much of data usage, it's very possible for mobile gaming to eat up a great deal of a user's monthly data allowance.
If you plan on playing Fortnite using your data connection, it's a good idea to know
While the good news is that Fortnite isn't the heaviest data user available in the mobile world, you may still want to know what to expect before you get your next phone bill.
Downloading the Actual Game - 2 GBYour first
As far as mobile games are concerned, Fortnite is actually pretty sizable - the initial download is going to use about 2GB (gigabytes) of data.
You should get on a wi-fi network to do the initial download, especially if you don't want to rely on spotty data connections to download the game.
Data Usage Per Match - 50-75 MB/hourA fifteen minute round of Fortnite usually uses about 12.5 megabytes of data from the moment you drop into the game to the second that you close the app.
Players usually report an hour-long session as using up somewhere between sixty and one hundred megabytes of data, though some even report usage numbers that are closer to fifty megabytes per hour. This also depends on how long you survive.
If you make it to the final circle then it'll be closer to 75-100 MB.
The takeaway here should be that Fortnite is actually a fairly friendly game for those who have mobile data caps, as it takes several hours of game play to even hit the one-gigabyte mark.
Game Updates/Patches - Varies; Usually 100 MB and HigherThe other major data issue that most mobile users are going to run into is downloading updates.
As a rule, you should at least expect the updates to be a few hundred megabytes, with larger updates happening whenever the game moves into a new season or when it adds a new mode.
Differences Between Modes
User-gathered numbers seem to suggest that Fortnite runs about the same amount of data use over time no matter which modes you play in.
That means that every version of the game is going to use about the same proportion of your data, with more spent the longer you play.
If you only spend as much time on Creative as you do in an average Battle Royale game, you shouldn't see any spikes in your usage.