Fortnite Battle Royale is currently one of the top downloaded games on the Apple app store this month with no signs of slowing down. The game is the latest PC game which has made its way to Apple iPhone and iPad devices supporting social crossplay with PC and PS4 devices, an Android app is coming soon.

The online-only simulation game which requires a constant mobile data or Wi-Fi connection to play is leaving parents of children playing the game questioning how much data Fortnite is using. Gaming forums are also buzzing with data-related questions, many worried about using too much data. After ‘bill shocks’ caused by the Pokemon Go gaming phenomenon in the summer of 2016, this comes as no surprise – keeping track of mobile data used by gaming apps is recommended.

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How much mobile data does Fortnite Battle Royale use?

Gamers monitoring their mobile data usage whilst playing Fortnite Battle Royale have reported it is currently using between 50mb and 100mb per hour of play.

This is less than some of the more data heavy games, however, if you’re on a smaller data plan, an hour of gaming each day alongside your normal data usage through email, browsing, and social media can soon eat through your allowance.

To stop Fortnite Battle Royale using too much of your mobile data you should ensure that mobile data is turned off for the app, and only play when connected to a Wi-Fi connection.

Data usage may be low if you’re only playing the occasional game, however in-app purchases make up an integral part of the game, with Forbes reporting Fortnite Battle Royale made over $1m in the first 3 days of the game being released on mobile. If you have a family member playing the game with a payment card attached to an app store account, we would also advise you check the payment settings.

How can the Apps2Data app help mobile gamers?

Apps2Data can help families with gaming users keep track of their mobile data, especially during periods of heavy gaming. Parents can monitor their children’s data usage by day using the online dashboard, and if a significant increase in data usage occurs over 1-3 days compared to the monthly data allowance an email alert will be sent to the bill payer.

Find out more about the alarms and data usage monitoring provided by the Apps2Data app here.