Fortnite Android Beta is live

By Joe Robinson 09 Aug 2018 0

Epic have just launched sign-ups for Fortnite on Android. Tim Sweeney made the announcement during Samsung Unpacked, and now you can go to the official website and drop your name (or more precisely, your email) into the hat.

Seems like Samsung have some kind of semi-exclusive on the beta – initial invites will roll out to anyone sporting a Galaxy S7 or newer, Note 8/9 and Tab S3/S4. According to Pocket Gamer, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will get access to a new outfit.

After Samsung's turn today, invites will start being emailed out to other users provided you have one of these devices:

  • 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

The following devices are currently unsupported, but Epic are working on fixes:

  • HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11 / U11+, U12+
  • Lenovo: Moto Z / Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
  • Sony: Xperia: XZ/ XZs, XZ1, XZ2

The final bit of advice Epic has regarding device compatibility is that provided your phone/tablet meets the following specs, the game might work anyway:

OS: 64 bit Android, 5.0 or higher
RAM: 3GB or higher
GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher

Whether you'll receive a beta invite if it's not a supported device is another matter – you can always try. Signing up for the beta requires you to have an Epic Games account.

Remember because the devs are by-passing the Google Play Store, you will need to install the beta via an 'Unknown Source' install.

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