Battle royale hit Fortnite kicks off its beta on (some) Android devices

Llamas, shopping carts, burgers, and golf: It’s never a dull moment around Fortnite. And now the insanely popular battle royale game has a new platform to dominate with the official beta release on Android.

Starting today, Android users can join their PC and iOS friends by downloading the free-to-play PvP title on their tablets and phones. Actually, the release is somewhat limited, with the initial rollout being limited to Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 users right now. Additional Android devices will follow at a later date.

Fortnite does support crossplay and “cross-progression” between PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, PC, and iOS.

Source: Press release
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Sray

Just fired it up for a minute or so on my S9+. It looks just like the PC basically, at least on my phone; I suspect that lower end phones will have reduced graphical settings.

And I already gave it a shot, but it seems like controllers and K+M don’t work at the moment. I have a feeling that is likely to stay that way, since they’ll probably lump iOS and Android users together (iOS doesn’t support using a mouse period, and controller support isn’t available there).

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Alex Js.

I am genuinely surprised that controllers and K+M do not work on mobile, considering Epic doesn’t really care if people get unfair advantage through non-standard controllers (according to the official “Furthermore, we do not restrict input device for players on our platforms” statement after last controversial Fortnite tournament) ;-)

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Justin, your info is incorrect, the “initial rollout” is not “limited to Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 users”, it installs and works just fine on other Samsung devices like S7 and S9 phones. Re-read the original article again.