Soulja Boy made a claim that Fortnite would be playable on his next console. Yes, even with everything that has happened, he still wants to make his mark in the world of video games. After hearing that Soulja Boy said this, DualShockers reached out to Epic Games, who told us that playing on a “rooted or jailbroken device” like the next Soulja Console would be impossible. But before we delve into that mess, here’s a brief synopsis to get you all caught up in the Soulja Console drama.
Soulja Boy is currently a hot-topic due to selling knockoff game consoles. The SouljaGame brand seems to include illegal emulation software and non-licensed games.
In early December 2018, Soulja Boy started selling two video game consoles in his “Soulja Watch” online store which now no longer exists. These were dubbed the “Soulja Handheld” and the “SouljaGame Console” which sold for $99.99 and $149.99 respectively. He then added another two consoles to his repertoire of gaming devices with the Retro SouljaBoy Mini and the SouljaGame Fuze which sold for a whopping $133.98 and $399.99 respectively.
Soulja Boy’s foray into the gaming space was cut very short. By the end of that very month, Mr. Boy was forced to shut down everything associated with the SouljaWatch brand, including the site and social media accounts. However, that hit didn’t seem to stop him. In a recent interview from Complex’s Everyday Struggle, he not only stated that another Soulja Console is coming but that the biggest game in the world, Fortnite, would be playable on it.
Okay, now that you’re caught up, we have some new information to add to this odd story. Given that Soulja Boy’s console endeavors have been questionable devices that emulate games from other consoles, we asked Epic Games if this new Soulja Console could even download Fortnite if it somehow managed to side-load the Epic Games launch. Epic Games’ Senior PR Manager Nick Chester simply had this to say to DualShockers:
“No, you can’t play Fortnite on a rooted or jailbroken device due to anti-cheat measures.”
So, there you have it. Unless Soulja Boy makes some deal with Epic to get Fortnite on his console, you won’t be able to play it. If you really want to play Fortnite, you can legitimately play it on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and mobile devices.