The Fortnite Android Beta Is Live Right Now

We knew that Fortnite was coming to Android. And one of the biggest rumours was that it would be debuting as a Galaxy Note9 exclusive.

Well, Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney just made an appearance at Unpacked.

This news comes off the back of rumours and well as leaked Android gameplay footage over at XDA Developers.

Not only is the Fortnite Beta going to be available on Note9 and Tab S4 devices, it is ready to go on recent Samsung Galaxy devices right now — including the S9, S8, S7 and Tab S3 series. Those who purchase the Note9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will also get a special Galaxy-themed Fortnite outfit.

It isn’t available on the Play Store though. You’ll need to grab it from Samsung’s Game Launcher app or from Epic’s website.

Cross-play, as has been the case with Fortnite in the past, is enabled with PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and the Nintendo Switch.

For other Android users, the initial rumour was that Samsung would have exclusivity for 30 days, but at Unpacked Tim Sweeney said in passing that the Beta would be available to Android users sometime this week. So stay tuned to see how that pans out.

For iOS users you can sign up for the Invite Event here.

The Fortnite Android Beta is available to Samsung users in Australia right now.

The author travelled to New York as a guest of Samsung.

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