The highly anticipated full Android release of Fortnite should be available at the end of this month.
If you’ve been dying to finally play Fortnite for Android, the wait is over. Epic Games has released a beta version of Fortnite for Android devices and here’s how you can download the battle royale version of Fortnite for Android devices.
When Samsung announced the new Galaxy Note 9, the company also said it was sending out special invites to select Samsung-users to play a beta version of Fortnite for Android for a short period of time.
Since the highly anticipated launch of the beta version of Fortnite for Android, some users have experienced issues with poor gameplay and performance on Android devices. According to Epic Games, it has to do with users running multiple applications while trying to play.
We have seen reports that some players on 4GB Android devices are encountering an issue causing poor performance. This is due to multiple background applications running–leaving the device without enough memory for Fortnite. We are investigating and working on a fix!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 14, 2018
Although Epic Games has released Fortnite on Android (beta), some users are left with disappointment because the Android device they have is not supported by the beta release of Android.
Fortnite for Android: List of compatible devices so far
According to Epic Games, the following Android devices can be used to play Fortnite. The company will add compatible devices to the list as they continue to work out bugs with the beta version.
Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
The following devices are currently unsupported but the company plans to roll out fixes soon:
HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11 / U11+, U12+
Lenovo: Moto Z / Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
Sony: Xperia: XZ/ XZs, XZ1, XZ2
How to download Fortnite for Android? Is it in Google Play?
After making sure your device is compatible to play the beta version of Fortnite on Android, you’ll need to visit the official Epic Games Android beta page and sign up for an official invite and they will send you an email letting you know when you can play the Fortnite Battle Royale for Android.
Is Fortnite on Google Play?
The only way to play Fortnite for Android is to sign up on the Epic Games website. According to The Verge, users should download anything from third-party websites claiming they have links to download Fortnite for Android. The beta version is not available on Google Play and you’re encouraged to stay away from any third-party developer claiming to provide a link to play Fortnite because it could potentially infect your device with malware and spam.
So when does Fortnite on Android come out?
As we all know, Epic Games is still working out the bugs with its beta release and is slowly adding more compatible devices and fixes for unsupported devices. For now, Epic Games did not release an official Fortnite for Android release date, but if you sign up for the Android beta release, you’ll be placed on the waiting list for the full release.
The official release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is Friday, August 24, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Epic Games rolls out the official Android release on or around the same date, or gives the first Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners early access to play since the new mobile device boasts the latest technology needed to support the best gameplay possible.
Eventually, Epic Games will roll out fixes or patches for older devices to make sure gameplay remains smooth for everyone. But as we all know, to get the most out of a game as dynamic as Fortnite, you’ll probably need to upgrade your Android device at some point to get the gameplay experience you expect.