The Android version of Fortnite has been the topic of many rumors and leaks recently, and Epic Games finally gave us an official announcement at Samsung's Unpacked event today. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney took the stage at the event to announce that the beta test for the battle royale game's Android version will start this week, starting with Galaxy devices today.
The game is available right now for the Samsung Galaxy S7, which includes Note and Tab devices as well, through the Samsung Game Launcher app, which closely lines up with leaked information from earlier this week. The newly announced Galaxy Note9 and the Galaxy Tab S4 will grant players with an exclusive Galaxy skin which is pretty flashy. Additionally, pre-ordering the Note9 will net you 15,000 V-bucks, which also confirms earlier rumors. If you're not interested in Fortnite, you can get a pair of AKG headphones instead.
Epic Games also released the full list of supported devices when the title launches for non-Samsung phones:
- 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 beta will roll out to these devices "in the next few days", which negates previous indications that it could be exclusive to Galaxy devices for a month or more. However, it's still unclear when the wider release will actually happen.