After a long wait, Epic Games has finally announced the availability of Fornite for Android devices. True to the rumors, the company has announced it at the Unpacked 2018 launch event which also witnessed the official unveiling of Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Naturally, Samsung Galaxy devices are the first batch of Android products that are able to obtain the game. That being said, only a handful of them can officially support the game for now though which include Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 8, and of course, Galaxy Note 9.
Interestingly, owners of Galaxy Tab S3 and the newly announced Galaxy Tab S4 are able to play Fortnite on their tablets too. Meanwhile, gamers that play the game on Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 will be able to redeem a special in-game skin (shown above) called…wait for it…”Galaxy”.
If you didn’t own a Samsung Galaxy device, don’t fret though as the game is still coming to other Android devices. Just that, it will be made available later this week and Epic actually has the full list of Android devices that able to support the game in its FAQ.
Even if your device is not in the list, it might still able to work if the device has at least 3GB of RAM and equipped with at least Adreno 530, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-GP72 MP12, or higher graphics. Not to forget, the device also need to run on 64-bit Android 5.0 or newer. That being said, some HTC, Lenovo, and Sony Xperia devices have to wait for fixes from Epic in the near future before they are able to play the game.
If you are interested to check out the game using your Android device, just head on to Fortnite official website to sign up into the invite list. Once registered, you then just have to wait until Epic Games sent an email that contains the download link for the game since it is not available through Google Play Store.
(Source: Epic Games)