Fortnite Battle Royale fans have received some good news regarding the Android version.
While the actual release date is still a small secret – apart from the knowledge that the game is supposed to come before the end of the summer – there was a match Question mark, how many devices could support the game.
Obviously, one of the major obstacles to the Android version of the game is how many different devices the game should be compatible with. Unlike iOS, it's not easy to use the game for an operating system.
According to VG247, the Fortnite website is currently listing several possible compatible devices for the game, and as you may notice You need a relatively high quality smartphone to play Fortnite on Android based on the list.
These possible devices include:
- Google Pixel 2, Google 2 XL
- Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei Mate 10 Lite
- Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei P10 Lite
- Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Lite
- Huawei P8 Lite 2017
- LG G6
- LG V30, LG V30 +
However, the good news is that if you do not have one of the above devices, you should not miss it, because in talking to gadgets.ndtv.com, Epic Games has confirmed that You have not published the official list of compatible devices yet.
"We have not said anything about supporting certain Android devices, this list is not from Epic Games and should be ignored, the only real information you'll find will come from official sources – from fortnite.com and other epic channels," said an Epic Games spokesman for Gadgets 360 via email.
This proposed release date is expected to arrive in advance Sunday, September 23rd (official end of the summer) we do not have to wait long to find out which smartphones become support the game.
INTRODUCTION – Fortnite fans already have plenty of gadgets to play Battle Royale with. PS4, Xbox One, PC, Apple iOS and most recently Nintendo Switch, after an E3 2018 announcement, Nintendo Switch.
This latest rollout for the game was not only welcomed by the larger community, but also helped in just a few days to impress the Battle Royale player base 125 million players.
But there is one more device and these are Android smartphones.
Epic Games have already confirmed that they are working towards an Android version, but they also take their time given the enormous scope of the task.
You're probably wondering: When can I download Fortnite Battle Royale on my Android smartphone? Do not worry, you're not the only one asking that question.
Fortunately, here you can find everything you want to know, including the possible release date, whether the game is undergoing beta testing, and also a very important warning to protect you from fake apps.
From now until the release, we will be updating this page with everything you need to know about Epic Games next big version for the game.
Why does Fortynite take Android so long?
There is a very good reason why the Android release date takes much longer than expected. That's because Epic Games, unlike Apple iOS, tries to make the game compatible with a variety of Android devices.
Earlier, Epic Games Nick Chester told Forbes:
"There's a wide selection of Android devices we want to support, we want to make sure Android players have a great experience, so we need more time to get it right."
Fortnite is unlikely to support ALL devices, but Epic is likely to cover most of the most used devices and the latest operating systems.
When will Fortnite come to Android?
The good news for those of you who are looking forward to an Android version of the game is that Epic has set an official time frame for the release of the game in the Google Play Store.
With the fans in May, Epic Games said:
"We want to release this summer, we know that many of you are excited about this release, and we promise you that if we have more information, we'll hear it first."
For those who want to put an official date on the calendar, when can we expect the release of Android Fortnite?
Technically The summer of 2018 began on 21 June and ends on 23 September.
In theory, we could now play the Android version every day.
Realistically, however, it's unlikely to be released immediately, as we suspect Epic Games will want a small beta test for the game before a full rollout, just like iOS.
How do I sign up for the beta version of Fortnite?
So far, Epic Games has not confirmed any official Fortnite Android release date or beta testing period.
However, we are confident that there will be one.
When and where the players are likely to register www.Fortnite.com for the chance to be one of the first to play the game on Android smartphone devices.
E-mail invitations will be coming soon. And assuming that it is handled just like the games in the Apple iOS trial period, all invited users will receive an email with a link to download the game from the Google Play Store.
Players receiving Epic invitations are likely to receive additional invitation codes for friends to share with friends.
Although Fortnite fans may still be waiting for the Epic Games to announce the release date for Battle Royale on Android, Bloomberg says some good news.
Incidentally, this is not good reading for Fortnite's biggest mobile rival, PUBG.
According to Bloomberg Although Fortnite is only available on iOS devices, it is reported to have achieved five times the revenue of PUBG Mobile running on both iOS and Android.
Similarly, the report finds that Fortnite only has about half of the downloads on mobile devices compared to PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds.
Core numbers appear to come from market research firm Sensor Tower, which believes that Fortnite has generated $ 92 million since its inception.
In comparison, PUBG should have taken in the same period about 19 million dollars.
Another significant difference between the two mobile games is that Fortnite's revenue comes mainly from its US market.
But it should also be noted that in Asia, the majority of smartphones are running on Android and no compatible game, it is understandable that the game in this market would lag behind PUBG.
The same report suggests that about 17 percent of PUBG mobile's revenue comes from Japan, and another 11 percent from South Korea.
One more reason for Epic Games to launch their skates and release Fortnite on Android as soon as possible.
Finally, a warning
While the game is not yet available on Android, a number of websites and apps are trying to emulate the app to get sensitive data from users.
These Android apps look perfect legit, In fact, a variety of malicious apps are capable Access cameras, collect and delete device data, and even record audio on victims' phones.
Users should beware of malware writers who want to take advantage of their desire to play Fortnite on Android, "he warned Researcher at Zscaler ThreatLabZ. "We encourage users to download games only from authorized and legitimate sources, such as Google Play."
Here's a bit more info courtesy of Threatpost:
ThreatLabZ researchers said they were watching Android spyware, crypto-malware and a fraud app claiming to help players earn free V-dollars, the virtual currency used in the game. The latter was actually found in Google Play, a Zscaler spokesman told Threatpost, but the rest were found in third-party app stores.
A case of Android spyware is said to be the game and show an icon called Fortnite downloading. However, during installation, the spyware will begin collecting call logs – including missed calls and phone contacts. It can also make calls and provide a prompt for the accessibility services, ie it can receive certain privileged operations without user interaction.
The safest way is if you are not sure whether you are visiting Fortnite's official website before committing to download something that is supposed to be Fortnite Battle Royale on an Android device.