One of a worst-kept secrets in gaming has incited out to be true: a Android chronicle of Fortnite will be accessible exclusively on Samsung inclination during launch. But it’s not only a new Note 9 and Tab S4 removing Fortnite; owners of a operation of new Samsung inclination — a S9 / S9 Plus, Note 8, Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Tab S3 — can all start personification a beta today. You’ll be means to implement Fortnite from possibly Samsung’s Game Launcher app or Epic’s new installer, both available here.
The central proclamation from Samsung comes after a handful of reports forked to a possibility, most recently following a trickle of a game’s APK. The exclusivity duration will final “for a subsequent few days,” according to Samsung. That sounds like reduction than a 30-day window that was rumored, that should be acquire news for fans of a game. Anyone preordering a Galaxy Note 9 will have a choice of receiving 15,000 V-bucks and a Fortnite Galaxy skin (seen above) instead of noise-canceling AKG headphones. (Or we can get both by profitable $99.)
When Fortnite does finally make a approach out to a wider Android audience, it won’t be a standard launch. You can signup for an entice to a Android beta here; Epic also has a list of a concordant inclination in a FAQ. The developer also formerly suggested that it’s bypassing a Google Play Store altogether and instead releasing a possess launcher for Fortnite.
“Epic wants to have a approach attribute with a business on all platforms where that’s possible,” CEO Tim Sweeney told The Verge. “The good thing about a Internet and a digital series is that this is possible, now that earthy storefronts and middlemen distributors are no longer required.” The pierce also allows Epic to get around a 30 percent price Google takes from all purchases in a store.
At final count, Fortnite had an estimated 125 million players widespread out opposite PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and iOS. With a imminent Android launch, a conflict royale diversion is set to get even bigger.