Fortnite Battle Royale Android Beta Comes First to Samsung Galaxy Devices

Fortnite Battle Royale Android Beta Comes First to Samsung Galaxy Devices

The Fortnite beta rolls out this week.

Rumors were swirling that Fortnite Battle Royale's Android debut would be tied in some ways to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Today, at Samsung's Note 9 unveiling event, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney appeared on stage to announce that all of Samsung's recent Galaxy phones will be the first to get invited to the Fortnite Android beta, starting today.

Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S9, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, and Tab S4 users will get a first run at Fortnite on Android, with other Android devices getting Fortnite invites later. What's more, if you order the Note 9 or Tab S4 from Samsung today, you'll get the exclusive Galaxy outfit.

Fortnite Galaxy skin.

Other devices getting the Android Fortnite beta after the Samsung family of devices include:

  • Google Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL
  • Asus ROG Phone/Zenfone 4 Pro/5Z/V Essential: PH-1
  • Huawei Honor 10/Honor Play/Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro/Mate RS/Nova 3/ P20/P20 Pro/ V10
  • LG G5/G6/G7 ThinQ/ V20/V30/V30+
  • Nokia 8
  • OnePlus 5/5T/6 Razer
  • Xiaomi Blackshark/Mi 5/5S/5S Plus/6/6 Plus/Mi8/8 Explorer/8SE/Mi Mix/Mi Mix 2/Mi Mix 2S/Mi Note 2
  • ZTE Axon 7/7s/Axon M/Nubia/Z17/Z17s/Nubia Z11

Fortnite Android will be skipping the Google Play Store entirely and will instead ask players to download Fortnite Battle Royale directly from Epic Games.

For more, check out our Fortnite mobile guide to see the latest updates on when and how to get Fortnite running on your Android device.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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