Epic Games announced today that the beta test for the Android version of Fortnite is now open, meaning you dont need an invitation to play it. The battle royale game has been a huge hit on all platforms, and the mobile version is no different. The iOS release of Fortnite has already earned over $300 million. Unlike with iOS, Epic Games wont have to pay a 30 percent cut of all microtransaction sales to Google. Android is an open platform, so you can download apps outside of the official store. Fortnite will not be on Google Play, which means Google will miss out on millions of dollars. Even in its closed beta, the Android version of Fortnite has earned over $60 million. Now that the beta is open, more revenue will come flowing in. You can find a list of Android devices that are compatible with Fortnite here.
Fortnites journey to Android has been an adventure unto itself. It first launched as a Samsung exclusive, alongside the Note 9, before circumventing the Play Store to arrive on Googles Mobile operating system. Until now, however, actually getting the game required going to the site, signing up and waiting for an invite. Epic announced today via Twitter that its finally cutting that red tape. While the company is still sidestepping Play in order to keep its earnings to itself, downloading the game is a simple as scanning a QR code from its site. No invite needed – download the Fortnite Beta now on any compatible Android device Time to squad up: Not that any of those extra steps were hurting the game. The wildly popular hit 15 million installs a mere three weeks after launching on the OS.