Fortnite Beta now available for Android

Fortnite Beta

Fortnite, the popular battle royale video game from Epic Games, is launching this week for Android users. However, if you are a Samsung Galaxy user, you will get a chance to play the game today.

If you have the following Samsung devices, you can get into the action right now:

Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4

And there’s a new Galaxy outfit for those who have the new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4.

fortnite android galaxy outfit

To play the game, visit Fortnite.com/Android and start downloading. And if you don’t have a Samsung device, you can sign up to join the invite list. Access for other devices will roll out in the next few days in waves, with instructions being sent out.

Here’s the list of other devices that will be able to play Fortnite Beta:

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

Fortnite is a survival game that pits players against everyone else with up to 100 players. You can do solo play, which pits you up against other solo players, or you can do a team of 4 against the other 24 teams.

Players will first jump out of a flying bus and land on an island. Once you reach land, you’ll need to find weapons and items to help give you the upper hand against your enemies. Some weapons are more powerful than others, so it will be a madhouse as players fight each other to get the best weapons and the best spots. As players are fighting, the map will shrink until there’s only one person or one team left.

I had the chance to play the game for a bit on my Samsung Galaxy S9+, and it feels pretty intuitive for a mobile game. You’ll be able to crouch, run, shoot, and build. Accessing options, like selecting materials for building and viewing the map, are pretty easy since they all can be accessed on the screen. Of course, playing on the keyboard and mouse or controller is preferred when maneuvering and aiming, but it’s great if you’re out and about in real life. You can even play with your friends who are on other platforms like the PC, Xbox One, or PS4.

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