Fornite for Android should arrive soon and if reports are to be believed, the title will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 at launch. The new Samsung flagship just might have a 30-day exclusive but it turns out that other Samsung devices will then get the title exclusively for up to 90 days. So non-Samsung Android smartphone owners may have to wait until December to play Fortnite on Android. Wow.
There’s also some evidence that Fortnite could be distributed through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store soon. Epic Games has already said that it’s not going to distribute the game through the Google Play Store. This will let the company avoid the 30 percent cut that Google keeps on in-app purchases because you have to remember that this is Fortnite’s only revenue stream.
Also, some code has shown up from a leaked Fortnite APK installer program that suggests that this game might be distributed through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store. Samsung also charges a similar cut on in-app purchases but maybe the company made an exception for Epic Games which is expected to launch Fortnite for Android on the Galaxy Note 9 as a timed exclusive.
Samsung may offer a Fortnite gaming package as a pre-order incentive for the Galaxy Note 9. Pre-orders are said to receive $150 worth of in-game currency. Just keep in mind that this has not been officially confirmed and we will likely know more on August 9th when Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 9. Stay tuned Fortnite fans.