Players, rejoice! Fortnite for Android is finally here! But not so fast… there is a catch. As previously believed, the popular battle royale game will be a Samsung exclusive, but any Android user will be able to request a beta invite.
After confirmation that Fortnite would not be available on the Google Play Store, the game’s arrival date and how to buy it have been a headache for avid Android gamers. Now the answer is clear. The Epic Games Battle Royale Beta is available for download today. Some lucky Samsung fans may even start playing!
Galaxies go first
Little is known about the reason for this move, but after the controversy over the unavailability of the Google store, another comes in the form of an exclusive. Fortnite arrives as an exclusive title for Samsung’s Galaxy series. And not just the recently released Note 9, as rumors indicated. If you have a Galaxy S7 or better, you will be able to play Fortnite’s battle title before everyone else! To get the game, go to Fortnite.com/Android .
But according to our source, this exclusive will only last two days. This is essentially an exclusive weekend for Galaxy S owners that will be the envy of the Android world. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney also announced that players of the new Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will also be able to enjoy special Galaxy skins.
And the rest?
Here is the other part. According to Epic Games, the beta version of Fortnite Battle Royale is expected to open on other Android phones in a few days.
Want to play Fortnite Battle Royale beta for Android?
- First of all, you need to sign up for the beta here
- Then you should receive instructions on how to download and play.
- Access will be granted to players in waves, so be patient if you are not in the first selection!
At this time, we don’t know exactly when the beta will be open to all users (Epic site directions will only be a few days) or how many places will be available for the Fortnite beta.
Epic Games has confirmed that the Android Beta will initially work on the following devices:
Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8 +, S9 / S9 +
Note 8, Note 9
Tab S3, Tab S4
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
Xiaomi Phone: 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
If your device doesn’t appear in the list, don’t panic just yet, as Epic Games will be working on compatibility with more devices.