Since March, iOS users have been able to enjoy the most popular video game that fails the rounds. Android users have become envious as they wait a few months, the only vague release date given by Epic Games. Meanwhile, there are a few ways we can still satisfy our urge to play.
Following the news that the Android version of Fortnite is likely to be exclusive to Galaxy Note 9 for a month, it seems that most of us won. I can not play early September. In some way, some months have passed over half a year now.
There are some games on the Play Store that offer a similar experience to the upcoming Android version of Fortnite Battle Royale that's out now. While none of the solutions below are a perfect replacement, they will help you get your fingers ready when you wait for the official release to come out.
. PUBG Mobile
I expect you may have seen this coming, but the mobile version game that puts the royal genres of the game on the map is already available on the Play Store. While the game was not created by the original developers (PUBG Corporation), it was handled with care by Tencent, which entered into an agreement with PUBG Corporation to bring the game to the mobile platforms. Tencent Games are also better known in the mobile area, as demonstrated by their successful Arena of Valor.
Unlike Fortnite, PUBG Mobile offers the ability to use either third-party or first-person viewing. There are several weapons that lend their style and names from married couples. It's also a more realistic visual look compared to Fortnite's more cartoon look. Additionally, PUBG Mobile lets you configure the graphics settings and frame rate on your device to get the best experience.
Trust me when I say there are many more differences between PUBG Mobile and Fortnite but if you want a game with an almost identical gaming experience, PUBG Mobile is your best bet.
2. Battlelands Royale
Let me get this out: Battlelands Royale copies many Fortnite Battle Royale. The well-known layout of the lobby, the use of an additional content passport (also known as Battle Pass) and its in-game currency (called Battle Bucks) are some of the ways that the blatant ripper of Fortnite Battle Royale. But there is a big difference between the two games – Battlelands Royale uses an overhead view.
Reminding Camera View in GTA: Chinatown Wars, Battlelands Royale places the camera over and radically changes how the game is played. With this camera angle, Futureplay had to make some changes to the gameplay. First, parachutes are performed automatically. You choose the place, then you fall to that area, with control just back a few meters above the ground.
Secondly, to pick up weapons automatically and based on a timer. Stand over the weapon and a progress line turns green. When it is filled, you will have collected the weapon. When picking up the weapon, you will notice that shooting is handled differently as well. Like Old Contra Games, select and hold in the direction you want to shoot, then a line indicating both the direction and the distance of the balls will appear.
Third, there's no way to hold more than one weapon. Instead, when you move to a new weapon, you switch to it and lose the old weapon for good. While the gameplay is a little different, it's definitely Fortnite and will at least keep you current.
3. Stream the PC version to your phone while at home
If you do not care for a replacement, you can play the game itself on the phone. Using the Steam Link app, you can connect your phone to your computer and stream the game to your phone. However, this method requires some work since Fortnite is not on the Steam Library.
You must download the latest beta version of Steam Link on your phone and install the Steam app on your computer (either Windows or MacOS). With Steam open on your computer, click on "Add a Game" in the bottom left corner and then select "Add a Non-Steam Game" from the menu. Assuming you already have Fortnite installed on your computer, you should see the Epic Games Launcher. This is the library containing Fortnite, which must be added to your Steam library.
With Fortnite Battle Royale added, make sure your phone is on the same local network as your computer (preferably your computer should be on with Ethernet to get the best connection). Follow the instructions in the Steam Link Beta app and connect your phone to your computer. Once connected, select "Start Playing" to start the link.
Select "Library" and find the Epic Games Launcher. Here you will find Fortnite, which you can choose to start playing. I would strongly recommend using a controller. You can check this list to see if your selected controller supports Steam Link. Please note that because it is not optimized for Steam Link, Fortnite Standard Controls are not the best and should be changed in game settings for the best experience.
Additionally, this method requires you to be in the same location as your computer as it mirrors your desktop on the phone. The performance of the game depends entirely on your computer, so while running this with an old laptop, for the best experience, use a gaming PC.
4. Play the PC Version on the Move
There is another solution for those who want to play the game itself (at least PC version) on their Android device. Vortex Cloud Gaming is a cloud service that lets you stream the game from the app's servers to your Chrome browser or Android device. Since it streams the game, you can run it either on the Wi-Fi network or mobile data. We would recommend to stick to Wi-Fi as latency will be a problem at LTE.
There is no installation or download needed to play the game since the entire game is run from their servers. Instead, when you have the app, you can choose the game you want and start enjoying.
It is a subscription of $ 9.99 and there is no free trial. However, we recommend running the app's ping test on your network before signing up to ensure you have strong enough connection and minimal latency.
Each one of these methods will bring the addictive battle royal experience to your Android device. Rumors that indicate Fortnite Battle Royale may not be available at least for September for all Android devices, we hope these methods will make the wait easier.