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Fortnite for Android beta arriving exclusively to Samsung, for now

Fortnite for Android is finally here.. well at least if you have a compatible Samsung phone.

Published onAugust 9, 2018

  • Epic Games will make the long-awaited Fortnite for Android beta available first for a number of Samsung phones tablets starting today.
  • After a few days, more Android phone owners will be invited to the beta in waves.
  • The list of currently supported phones includes devices from OnePlus, Google’s Nexus and more.

It’s finally here. Epic Games is launching Fortnite for Android starting today. As previously rumored, Epic says the beta version of the highly popular battle royale shooter will first arrive on select Samsung smartphones and tablets starting today. Fortnite will then expand to more Android phones after August 12th. 

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Epic has confirmed to us, via a press release, that the list of Samsung phones and tablets that will be able to access the Fortnite for Android beta will include:

A screenshot of Samsung's exclusive Fortnite skin.

Owners of those phones and tablets will be able to download Fortnite for Android beta directly via the Samsung Game Launcher app. Be aware that while the installer for Fortnite is just 4MB, the actual install size of the game itself is quite large at 1.88GB, so be sure you have the storage on your phone, or via a microSD card. In addition, owners of the new Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Tab S4 will be able to download and use a special Fortnite character skin in the game, shown above.

People who pre-order the Note 9 from now until August 23 can either get 15,000 V-bucks (the in-game currency for Fortnite) and the special skin, or a pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones for free. They will also have the option to get the V-bucks, the skin and the headphones for the price of $99.

After “a few days” (no specifics, unfortunately) Epic will expand access to the Fortnite for Android beta to more phones. Epic’s list includes some phones that were not listed in an initial leak of those devices a few days ago. Here’s what Epic has confirmed to us will be on this list:

As you can see, fans of OnePlus’s most recent phones should be happy to see them support the Fortnite for Android beta, along with the Essential Phone, the new LG G7 ThinQ, and owners of the first generation Pixel phones from Google. This list also includes a large number of devices from Chinese phone makers like HUAWEI, Xiaomi, and ZTE, which would seem to indicate that Epic Games really wants Fortnite for Android to do well in that part of the world. Finally, gaming-themed phones like the Razer Phone, the Xiaomi Blackshark, and the upcoming ASUS ROG Phone will support Fortnite.

In addition, Epic has posted that other Android phones will be added to the Fortnite for Android beta list at some point. That list includes these devices:

Once again, the devices in the list above do not support the Fortnite for Android beta yet, but Epic says it is working to add those phones in the future. It’s also possible that the company will add even more Fortnite supported phones at some point.

As we have reported before, Epic will not be releasing Fortnite for Android via the Google Play Store. In our interview with Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, he stated that the developer views Android as an open platform, like Windows, and releasing Fortnite outside of the Google Play Store will allow Epic to keep the 30 percent of revenues that would normally go to Google.

You can sign up for the Fortnite Android beta at the link below. People with supported phones will be invited to join in waves and will be sent instructions on how to download and install the beta release. Keep in mind that Epic has labeled Fortnite for Android as a “beta” so there might be more than a few bugs and glitches compared to the final release. 

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