Thursday, August 9, 2018

Fortnite Mobile on Android announced: What you need to know

Fortnite Mobile Android Samsung Galaxy

Fortnite Mobile on Android has finally been announced. Samsung and Epic Games made it official today during the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. We reported on this about 2 weeks ago. Epic Games has announced that Fortnite Mobile for Android will be exclusive to Samsung Galaxy smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy Tab S3, and Galaxy Tab S4. After an initial exclusivity period, it will be available for more supported Android phones. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 owners will get an exclusive Galaxy skin in-game.

Device Exclusivity

Fortnite Mobile will be exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 for the first 30 days after launch. After that, it will be exclusive to compatible Samsung devices for an additional 60-90 days. After that, it should finally be available to more devices, but only those that meet the requirements. The game will not be available in the Play Store. Instead, it will be available from Epic's website.

Supported Devices

We now have a list of hardware requirements that devices must meet. You can learn how to check if your phone will support the game with our handy guide here. Officially, the game supports the following devices at launch:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 +
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Promo

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users won't just get exclusive access to Fortnite Mobile. Epic will be giving away 15,000 V-Bucks to anyone who pre-orders the Galaxy Note 9. Fortnite is a free game, but in-app purchases can greatly improve your chances of winning. You can unlock skins, dances, emotes, gliders, pickaxes, and much more.15,000 V-Bucks will go a long way towards starting your collection.

Galaxy Skin for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4

On top of the V-Bucks, Galaxy Note users will also have access to some exclusive skins. One such skin goes along with Samsung's "Galaxy" theme. The skin is codenamed "Celestial" and it's a male skin. Here's what it looks like:

How to Install Fortnite Mobile on Samsung Galaxy

If Galaxy Apps: As previously mentioned, Fortnite for Android is not available through the Google Play Store. Epic doesn't want to fork over 30% of all net profits. Instead, you'll have to use the Galaxy Apps Store that is pre-installed on your Samsung device. It works essentially the same as the Play Store.

  1. Click this link to open the game in the Samsung Galaxy Apps store

Later, the game will be available for side-loading from Epic Games' website.

from xda-developers

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