Epic’s popular battle royale game, Fortnite, made its highly anticipated debut on Android devices last week–but only for some users. Thanks to a deal with Samsung, the title was initially only available on certain Samsung phones. That exclusivity period has now ended, and Epic has begun inviting other users to try out the Android version of Fortnite ahead of its full release on the platform.
Despite rolling out for more devices, the Android version of Fortnite still isn’t widely available to download; rather, if you’re hoping to play the battle royale game on your Android phone, you’ll first need to sign up for an invitation on the Fortnite Android website. These are gradually being sent out via email to more and more players, so you may not receive an invitation right away if you’ve only recently signed up.
While you won’t need a Samsung phone in order to play the mobile version of Fortnite, you will need a more recent Android device; Epic says the game will only support “high-end” handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Google Pixel 2, and the LG G6, among several others. You can find the full list of supported devices below and on Epic’s website.
Unlike most other Android games, Fortnite won’t be available from the Google Play store; rather, Epic will distribute it directly to players through its own website. The developer says this decision was made in part to circumvent the 30% “store tax” that would typically be applied to purchases made through Google Play.
Epic still hasn’t announced when Fortnite will formally launch on Android, so if you’re earger to play the battle royale game on your phone, your best bet for getting in would be to sign up for an invitation. In addition to consoles and PC, Fortnite recently launched on iOS devices this past spring, and it has been a huge success on that platform, reportedly crossing 100 million downloads.
Fortnite Android Supported Devices
- Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
- Essential: PH-1
- Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- Nokia: 8
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
Author Kevin Knezevic
Original Post by GameSpot