That decision was also followed up with a deal with Samsung to make Fortnite uniquely available to Galaxy Note 9 for a pre-defined period of time. However, Twitter account @FortniteBR has given fans an inside look at both the epic and legendary versions.
Epic has stated that avoiding the 30% cut which Google takes from sales on the Google Play Store was part of the reason why they avoided the service.
If you're itching to jump into the battle royale madness that is Fortnite, you'd better sign up for an invite code ASAP. You're advised to keep the Fortnite Installer even after you've started playing, as the installer is what keeps the game updated with new patches, not the actual game app.More news: Idris Elba Tweets Cryptic James Bond Message After Week Of Speculation
The Fortnite Installer app is the primary method of downloading the actual game on Android, as it hasn't been released on the Play Store. "We expect this to have some impact on downloads of the game, but not to a large enough degree as to affect its revenue potential in the long run". Not so for owners of supported Galaxy devices. Well, that exclusive period is up and Fortnite is now available for more devices.
Once you download the APK, the file must be moved to an Android smartphone for further installation. To get on the list, go to Epic Games' official website and register with your email address. All you need to do is fire up Galaxy Apps and search for it (though right now it's featured on the front page). That all changed this weekend as developer Epic Games has officially announced via its in-game news section that the Heavy Sniper Rifle is set to be added to the game very soon. Other phones officially capable of handling the game include Google's Pixel and Pixel XL models, the Razer Phone, the Essential Phone, Nokia 8, and several devices from LG, Asus, Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Once that's on your device, you'll be able to download the Fortnite app to your phone or tablet.
Unfortunately, most users won't get past the sign-in process as only invited players will be able to launch the game. Yeah, it's one of those, but it's to be expected, considering the scope of the game.