The beta release of Fortnite Android was formally announced during the “Samsung Galaxy Note 9” launching last Thursday. During the event, CEO Tim Sweeney of Epic Games confirmed that owners of this new device are exclusively invited to try the beta. This invitation starts immediately and comes with a specialized skin for their new mobile phones.
However, this invitation will be extended to other mobile users in the next few days. These include users of other Samsung smartphone models (S7, S8, Note 8, Note 9 and Tab S4). Other phone brands and models will, thereafter, gain similar access to the beta game.
The beta download file size is 1.88 GB. The game requires a consistent and stable internet connection. Interested gamers have to enlist to gain access to the beta thru Fortnite.com/Android.
Fortnite is currently available for your PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and personal computers. The beta is not available on the Google Play Store but can be downloaded directly via the Fortnite Installer. This bypasses Google Play because Epic Games wants to establish “a direct relationship with the customers on all platforms where it is possible”. They also want to avoid the store tax which is 30 percent.