Fortnite was finally announced for Android today, but as an exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices for the time being.
Epic’s Tim Sweeney announced at the Samsung Note 9 reveal event that the Android beta for the popular Battle Royale game is now live to all Galaxy users, and that it’ll be coming to all Android devices later this week.
As part of the exclusivity deal, you’ll be able to download a special Galaxy skin if you play the game on a Galaxy Note 9 or a Galaxy Tab 4.
So the conditions to get the new skin are pretty extraordinary.
What that basically means is:
To get the Galaxy skin in Fortnite, you need to play the game on Android, on a Samsung device – specifically a Samsung Galaxy device – and two of the newest, most expensive devices at that.
This means that the Galaxy skin is inevitably going to be one of the rarest skins in the game, because of how few people comparatively are going to be able to get it versus the massive playerbase.
Therefore this will be rarer than the PS4 skin and the Keanu Reeves-inspired skin from a high tier earlier in the game, too.
Not using a Samsung device? Sign-up to join the invite list!
Unfortuantely, if you’re not using a brand new Samsung device, you won’t get the Galaxy skin. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to access the Android beta.
Epic Games will start rolling out access to players not using Samsung phones in the next few days.
Players will be granted access in waves to Fortnite Battle Royale, and will be sent instructions on how to download and play!
Sign up at Fortnite.com/Android.
Other devices the Android Beta will be playable on:
- 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 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- Nokia: 8
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 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