Fortnite has long been a flagship game when it comes to cross-platform play. We can find this renowned Battle Royale title on most devices, but, up till now, Fortnite had one big downside on its part. Until today, only a few gamers had access to the Fortnite for Android version. Luckily, that changed now, as Epic Games just announced that Fortnite for Android is now available in its beta version for all users with compatible handsets which we’ll present below.
Fortnite for Android is only available on the Epic Games website
For those who are planning to grab the Fortnite from Google Play Store, we have some bad news, as the Fortnite for Android title is not on Google’s app store. Epic Games has decided to host the download only on its official website, where you can download the game by scanning a QR code.
“This is a new commitment of direct relationship with our consumers, something we do on all platforms where this option is available,” said Tim Sweeney, the head of Epic Games.
Which Android smartphones can run Fortnite smoothly?
According to Epic Games, Fortnite runs smoothly on smartphones with Android 8 Oreo or higher and 3 Gb of RAM or higher. Also, your device must have a compatible GPU (Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher).
For a more specific list of all the smartphones that can run Fortnite for Android at its maximum, check out this list from Epic Games:
- Samsung Galaxy: S7/ S7 Edge, S8/S8+, S9/S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
- 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, Mi8/8 Explorer/8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7/7s, Axon M, Nubia/Z17/Z17s, Nubia Z11
- HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11/U11+, U12+
- Lenovo: Moto Z/Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
- Sony: Xperia XZ/Premium, Xzs, XZ1/Compact, XZ2/Premium/Compact, XZ3
Epic Games hopes to match the iOS success of Fortnite on Android devices
Fortnite has already raised $300 million to date on iOS, so Epic Games expects that once the Fortnite final version comes to Android, which would happen soon, the title will be as successful on Google’s OS and it has been so far on iPhone and iPad handsets.
“The important thing about this is that thanks to the digital revolution and the Internet, the physical barriers imposed by stores and intermediaries acting in the form of distributors are no longer needed for sale,” concluded Sweeny.
As a passionate gamer since the 1990s, Vadim has kept his passion alive since then, and he is here to cover video games news, as well as to share with you all the novelties out there regarding gadgets or games-related tech.