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Fortnite is available to everyone on Android now


Good news, battle royale lovers. Fortnite for Android today entered open beta, meaning anyone can join in. No invite needed – download the Fortnite Beta now on any compatible Android device Time to squad up: Visit Hard Fork. Up to now, Fortnite for Android was solely available to those invited into the closed beta — and Samsung Galaxy owners, as was revealed at the companys Unpacked event. Now users can join without needing an invite. Just as a reminder, you will not be able to download the game from the Google Play Store. So if you want to join the open beta, youll have to hop over to its website on the Android device in question, or scan the QR code. Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney, has said the primary reason the game wouldnt be available on the Play Store is because the company wants a more direct link to its consumers — and doesnt want to stomach the Stores collection of a revenue cut: Were trying to make our software available to users in as economically efficient a way as possible. That means distributing the software directly to them, taking payment through Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, and other options, and not having a store take 30 percent. Sweeney has also foregone Steam for the same reason, and has implied hed much prefer it if he could distribute the iOS version of Fortnite without having to go through the App Store. Though, judging by the fact it was Fortnite that managed to convince Sony to bend on the issue of crossplay, who knows what the games popularity could potentially convince a company to do.

Fortnite on Android is now available for everyone


If youre still waiting to get into the Fortnite beta on Android, now you can finally play the battle royale game on your phone. Today Epic announced that the Android version of the game is open to everyone with a compatible device, so you no longer require an invite to play. (You can find a list of supported Android phones on Epics site.) Fortnite for Android first launched back in August exclusively for Samsung Galaxy devices, before opening up to more smartphones a few days later. Unlike most Android games, it has its own installer, so you wont find it in the Google Play store. You can find step-by-step instructions for getting it up and running right here — though if youre using an older phone, dont expect Fortnite to look amazing.