Fortnite makes its Android debut exclusively on Samsung phones
Fortnite is available right now on Android.
That's the good news, but there is some bad news.
Most Android users don't have access to it.
Samsung announced today that the gaming phenomenon would be exclusive to its Samsung Galaxy S7 or newer devices For August 12th.
What's interesting is that it's not available on the Google Play Store.
That's right, you have to use Samsung's own game store to download the game.
To access the game store, go to Settings, Advanced features, then Games.
And turn on the game launcher.
You can find the game launcher with the rest of the apps.
Once in the game launcher you can search for Fortnite.
There you'll find a 4MB Fortnite installer.
The launcher will then download the almost 2 gigabyte game.
[SOUND] But that's the way Fortnite developer, Epic Games, wants.
By avoiding the Google Play Store, they conveniently avoid Google taking a 30 percent cut from all in-app purchases.
Considering that Fortnite and iOS has made 100 million dollars in just three months, Epic saving a big...
Epic won't officially say that's the reason, but it's a pretty strong incentive.
Epic CEO Tim Sweeney told CNet last week that open platforms are an expression of freedom.
The freedom of users to install the software they choose And the freedom of developers to release software as they wish.
With that freedom comes responsibility.
That responsibility now falls partially on Epic.
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For the time being we're just talking about Samsung phones.
We played Fortnite on the Samsung S9 Plus and it's the same the Fortnite you've come to know and love.
Obviously the mobile version has inferior controls without a physical controller.
Controller, but it runs smoothly, and there are plenty of players thanks to all the cosplay functionalities that's important.
The all important draw to [INAUDIBLE] that your battery may be paying the price over time.
We lost over 60% of our [INAUDIBLE] About an hour, but.
As for the rest of the Android users, you're gonna have to wait until beta acess is released over the next few days.
You can sign up for the beta right now at Fortnite dot com slash Android.
But if you can't wait, Fortnite is available on PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox, and yes, iOS.