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.
No invite needed – download the Fortnite Beta now on any compatible Android device 📱
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 11, 2018
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.
- 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.
Source: Fortnite on Twitter