It's been less than a week since Samsung announced that Fortnite for Android would be exclusive to its Galaxy devices, but the limited exclusivity is already over. As promised by Epic Games, Fortnite 's wider deployment to Android devices begins today, even if it's still in beta form. The bad news is that an invitation is still required to actually play the game, but the good news is that fans can actually pre-install beta.
Of course, Android users must go through the trouble of downloading installer directly from the Epic Games website and adjusting the security settings that require. When it's done, it's just a matter of signing up for an invitation and waiting patiently.
Samsung owners could download the beta through the company's Galaxy Apps store in the exclusivity period, but now all Android users can get it from the Epics website. It's also important to remember that Fortnite is not available on the Google Play store in any way.
As a mobile game, Fortnite requires a lot of resources and, in turn, requires a fairly new phone with a lot of power under the hood. Samsung owners can run it on Galaxy S7, S8, S9, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3 and Tab S4 devices. Other phones that are officially capable of handling the game are Google Pixel and Pixel XL models, Razer Phone, Essential Phone, Nokia 8 and more devices from LG, Asus, Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE.
SOURCE Epic Games