The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is set to take place later tonight, but it seems that the good people at XDA Developers couldn’t wait to test out Fortnite for Android, which is said to be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days at launch. According to the developer and tech site, one of its junior members thesbros managed to obtain access to the Android APK for Fortnite Mobile with the assistance of another XDA recognised developer, Quinny899.
While thesbros didn’t have a Galaxy Note 9 (for obvious reasons), he did manage to get the game running on his Galaxy S9+. On top of that, he also managed to record some gameplay footage of the game in action.
XDA Developers also noted that thesbros managed to set the game’s graphics quality to “Epic” mode, and even used Samsung’s on-board Game Tuner software to further tweak its resolution and performance. Additionally, the game was also running on the low overhead Vulkan API.
Aside from the Galaxy S9+, the developers did say that it had attempted to run the game on other Android devices that had been rooted. The sessions didn’t run for very long though, and one of developers pointed out that he was kicked out of due to the game’s SafetyNet security feature.
In any case, we’ll definitely be seeing more official gameplay footage of Fortnite Mobile on the Galaxy Note 9 tonight. We’ll also be doing a hands-on with the phone later tonight, so keep an eye out for our article.
(Source: XDA Developers)