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Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is now more widely available to Android players.

In a recent tweet from the game’s official account, it was revealed that the Fortnite beta can be downloaded on any compatible Android device. Previously, only players with a private invite and a recent Samsung Galaxy phone were able to enjoy the third-person shooter on the mobile platform.

Unlike Fortnite on iOS, Android users can only download the game directly from Epic Games’ site. Much to Google’s chagrin, the developer decided to keep the game off of the Google Play store to avoid the 30 percent cut of all purchases Google typically receives from its games. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney also said the direct download would help the developer have “a direct relationship” with players, but the former reason seems like the better excuse.

However, not all Android devices will be able to handle Fortnite. According to Epic Game’s updated FAQ section, only devices with the compatible specifications will currently work with the beta. For a full breakdown of the details, as well as a list of the Android devices that will work with the game, check out the information below.

Recommended specs

  • OS: Recommended Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit
  • RAM: 3GB or higher
  • GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher

Compatible Android devices

  • 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, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, 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

Fortnite is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.

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Source: Fortnite on Twitter

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Fortnite is finally widely available on Android

Fortnite can now be downloaded on compatible Android devices without an invite.

By Evan Slead | 10/11/2018 01:00 PM PT

News

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is now more widely available to Android players.

In a recent tweet from the game’s official account, it was revealed that the Fortnite beta can be downloaded on any compatible Android device. Previously, only players with a private invite and a recent Samsung Galaxy phone were able to enjoy the third-person shooter on the mobile platform.

Unlike Fortnite on iOS, Android users can only download the game directly from Epic Games’ site. Much to Google’s chagrin, the developer decided to keep the game off of the Google Play store to avoid the 30 percent cut of all purchases Google typically receives from its games. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney also said the direct download would help the developer have “a direct relationship” with players, but the former reason seems like the better excuse.

However, not all Android devices will be able to handle Fortnite. According to Epic Game’s updated FAQ section, only devices with the compatible specifications will currently work with the beta. For a full breakdown of the details, as well as a list of the Android devices that will work with the game, check out the information below.

Recommended specs

  • OS: Recommended Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit
  • RAM: 3GB or higher
  • GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher

Compatible Android devices

  • 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, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, 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

Fortnite is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.

Read More

Source: Fortnite on Twitter



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.