Fortnite’s ‘Samsung restriction’ ends, allowing people to try out the beta on all Android phones.
After months of wait, Fortnite has finally graced the Android platform. However, it arrived in a way that nobody expected — being exclusive to Samsung devices initially and to be made available as a non-Google Play download. However, the good news is that Fortnite’s exclusivity to Samsung devices has come to an end and now the beta is available for download on other Android smartphones too.
Interested people can head over to Fortnite’s website and register for the beta version of Fortnite on Android. The registration requires 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. The process is followed up with the registration, where the make and model of ypur smartphone is enquired. Following that, an email will be sent to the user containing the link to the Fortnite installer APK file.
Once the APK file is installed, it will install Fortnite on your device. Once the game is installed, you will have to wait for an official invite from Epic Games to begin playing the game — therefore, you still can’t play Fortnite yet. Additionally, the list of supported devices is initially limited to flagship devices with high-end chipsets capable of handling graphics-intensive titles.
However, there’s one way to play Fortnite on Android presently —a flagship Samsung Galaxy device. People who are using a Galaxy S8, Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 will be able to play Fortnite by installing it right from Galaxy Apps.