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There's apparently a way for any device to gain instant access to the Fortnite Android beta

Source: Epic Games

Today, Epic Games announced that Fortnite would be made available as a beta for Android phones. The beta will be available for a select number of supported handsets in the coming days but will be available right now for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. If you aren't in the habit of waiting and want to start playing immediately, there's an unofficial APK that has been released, that will get you into the game right now.

The Fortnite for Android APK comes courtesy of an XDA Developers forum member and has been modified to disable device check. What this means is that it will make it seem like your device is a Galaxy Note9, allowing it to bypass any checks on the server, granting instant access to the game. Sure, this isn't the most ethical thing, so you will want to consult with your conscience before proceeding.

The user does warn that since the APK spoofs your device to appear as a Galaxy Note9, you'll want to customize the settings once in the game, in order to make sure that it will run optimally on your smartphone. Despite the device check being disabled, it still requires an ARM64 device for it to run. Also, another point that was raised is that since this APK is signed by the forum developer, it could possibly be seen on Epic's end and your account or device might be flagged. It is not recommended to play with your primary account, just in case you are banned for using this APK.

Remember, Neowin doesn't condone naughty actions but it does like to inform you about what's going on in the world. If this all sounds like a good idea, you can head to the source link below to download the modified APK. If you aren't in the habit of taking risks, you can sign up for the Android beta of Fortnite instead. There is a list of currently supported phones, so you'll want to check to see if your device is on the list. If not, don't worry, as Epic Games has clarified that they will be adding more over the coming days.

Source: XDA Developers

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