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Tech & Science Fortnite for Android is temporarily a Samsung exclusive

09:50  10 august  2018
09:50  10 august  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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Fortnite for Android has finally arrived, Epic Games announced at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch on Thursday. Starting now, Fortnite is exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices from the S7 and above until Aug. 12. Everyone else will have to wait until later to join the battle royale.

When Fortnite for iOS launched, the game was basically made available via the App Store and that was the end of it. Not only has Epic confirmed that Fortnite will be launched outside of the Google Play Store, but now there are signs that it could be a temporary Samsung exclusive .

a hand holding a cellphone© CNET Fortnite for Android has finally arrived, Epic Games announced at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch on Thursday. But most of the Android community won't be able to access it until Sunday, Aug. 12. For anyone who simply can't wait to download it, here's how.

Gamers have been waiting for months for word of when Epic Games' Fortnite would finally hit Android phones, and we now have our answer. Starting now, Fortnite is exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices from the S7 and above until Aug. 12. Everyone else will have to wait until later to join the battle royale. You can see if your device is on the early list of Fortnite-compatible Android devices here.

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“Which in total would mean that Fortnite ’s arrival on Android is going to be locked in with Samsung for at least ninety days and possibly for as long as 120 days.” Fortnite developer Epic Games has yet to comment on this report, but the team did announce on Friday that Fortnite will not be available

Epic will begin rolling out beta access to other Android users "over the next few days." Interested players can sign up for access at Fortnite.com/Android.

Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 users will receive a unique Fortnite Galaxy skin, pictured above, though the Note 9 won't hit stores until Aug. 24. Samsung is also offering an exclusive Fortnite preorder bundle. Those who order a Note 9 by Aug. 10 can choose between AKG headphones or 15,000 Fortnite V-bucks. For an extra $99, you can opt to receive both.

Fortnite is already available on iOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC, though good luck joining with other console players if you're on a PS4. The Android version could also have issues, as it circumvents the Google Play store.

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