Fortnite, the battle royale game from Epic Games, is not exclusive to Samsung devices anymore. Fortnite for Android is now available for non-Samsung Android smartphones and is available in the form of beta.
Epic Games confirmed that it is bringing Fortnite to Android soon after its release on iOS but the company took several months before officially launching the game. Even for the launch, Epic Games took an unusual approach by not offering it via Google Play Store. At the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 last week, Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games announced that the game will be initially offered only on Samsung devices.
Epic later confirmed that the game will be available on non-Samsung smartphones running Android. Now, the game is available for a bunch of supported Android smartphones as well. If you are interested in checking out Fortnite on your Android smartphone then you simply need to head over to game’s website and sign up for the Android beta. The registration would require you to create an Epic Games account or sign in with your existing account if you have played the game previously on a console or iOS device.
Once you create your Epic Games account, the process is followed with registration where you need to enter the make and model of your smartphone. Following that process, Epic Games will send an email to the registered ID with a link to the Fortnite APK installer file.
Once the APK file is installed, the game will authenticate and start installing on your device. Once you have installed the game that alone does not mean that you are good to go with the gameplay. After installation, you will need an official invite from Epic Games to begin playing the game.
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The list of supported devices for the game is limited to flagship devices from brands like Samsung, Google, Asus, Huawei, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, OnePlus and Nokia. However, if you want to jump the line and start playing the game rightaway then all you need is a Samsung smartphone. Fortnite works with Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Tab S4.