Fortnite has definitely taken over the gaming world. With its cartoon-like characters and fast-paced gameplay, Fortnite has been a sensation.
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Being the most popular title on the planet, Samsung has officially announced their collaboration with the folks over at Epic Games to bring Fortnite to Samsung’s devices. Since Fortnite won’t be available on Android devices via the traditional Google Play Store, Epic Games has taken it on themselves to distribute the game by themselves.
While Tim Sweeny did explain their for not launching Fortnite via Google’s Play Store, it seems like Epic Games was financially motivated to distribute the game themselves. Not only did Epic Games manage to avoid Google’s 30% cut from in-game purchases, but they’ve also managed to score a deal with Samsung to launch it as an early exclusive on Samsung devices for a while.
Here’s the devices from Samsung that would support the game.
- Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9/Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Now, to commemorate the enthusiasm for Fortnite players who purchase the Note 9 or the Tab S4, Epic Games has announced that a new exclusive skin called “Galaxy” would be there for those players.
Regarding when and what other devices Fortnite would support at launch, it seems like Epic Games doesn’t have a specific release date. Instead, they opt to invite players in with waves at certain times throughout the next few days. Here’s the devices that would support Fortnite.
- 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, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11