Fortnite arrived on iOS back in April, leaving Android users eagerly awaiting its eventual release on Android. We heard rumors in the last couple of weeks that hinted that the game might debut on Samsung phones, and its app store, first. It looks like that was true. At the Unpacked event, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced that the popular battle royale title is available in beta right now on its Galaxy phones ahead of a wider Android release. Yay!
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and higher can download Fortnite from the Samsung Game Launcher app. Note 9 and Tab S4 users will even get an exclusive Galaxy skin. If you preorder the Note 9 between August 10th and 23rd you’ll get a choice between 15,000 bonus V-bucks to use in-game or a pair of AKG noise-cancelling headphones.
Last week, Epic Games said that Fortnite would skip the Google Play store completely, denying Google its 30 percent cut on in-app purchases. A press release says that Galaxy phone owners have first access to Fortnite “for the next few days” before it’s more widely available on Android, so that’s when it will likely go live for everyone else, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Anyway, the rumor was true. Good news for Samsung owners.