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Fortnite comes to Android with the Galaxy Note 9

From today until August 12, Galaxy S7 or newer phones can download Fortnite on Android from Samsung's Game Launcher.

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Fortnite on Android is already official, but you need a recent Samsung phone to enjoy it … at least for now.

On Thursday, during its Unpacked 2018 event, Samsung said that the Epic Games game can be enjoyed on a Galaxy S7 or newer phone (including the brand new Galaxy Note 9 ) starting on Thursday, August 9 and until the 12th. month.

Fortnite for Android can be downloaded from the Samsung Game Launcher, so do not look for it in the Google Play Store, because it will not appear. It seems that Epic Games, creator of Fortnite , preferred to market the game by skipping the Play Store and avoid giving a slice of revenue to Google.

Users of a Galaxy S7 – or newer – will not only have exclusive access; The owners of the Note 9 or the Galaxy Tab S4 will also have access to exclusive skins so you can use them in the game and personalize your character.

Samsung also has more surprises for fans of the Note line. For those who book the phone on August 10, Samsung will offer 15,000 V-Bucks (currency within Fortnite ) or AKG N60 wireless headphones. If a user wants both, he will have to pay an additional US $ 99 to the cell phone.

To avoid spoiling the party, Samsung and Epic Games have not said what will happen after the end of the exclusive Fortnite cut on Samsung phones, but it is very likely that after August 12 any user can download the game on your Android, although it is not of the South Korean brand.

The launch of Fortnite for Android (currently exclusive of Samsung phones) was imminent. IOS users had been the only ones who could play Fortnite on mobile devices , and despite the limitation Epic Games has been enjoying the honeys of Apple . 

Now it’s time to do the same on Android, starting with Samsung.

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