In case you haven't gotten the invite for Fortnite's Android testing, we've got good news as Epic's global addiction is now freely available for everyone with an Android device, provided the minimum requirements permit it of course.
Epic listed a bunch of Fortnite certified devices on their website, including flagship products by Samsung, Google, LG and others which you can find listed below. However, they've also given general requirements as Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit, and at least 3GB of RAM.
As for the GPU, Fortnite's Android enthusiasts will require Adreno 530, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12, their equivalents or higher of course. As you've probably heard by now, Fortnite can be pretty taxing on your hardware, which is to be expected I suppose. I mean, it's not exactly snake, is it?
Anyway, Fortnite's Android version completes the existing bunch, which includes PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS and Android, meaning that Epic have got just about every major platform covered. Granted, Linux is still not officially supported but some users reportedly had more luck than others in making it work.
Seeing as how we've heard plenty of news concerning Fortnite's iOS fortunes, both figurative and literal fortunes by the way, it was about time to see how Android fares in this respect when properly unleashed. After all, the mobile device split is heavily in the favour of Android users and Fortnite should in theory beat the iOS figures, even if the latter have proven more likely to spend more.
Moreover, Epic dumped Google's Play store for their own client, which means they'll pocket the 30 per cent premium which would've gone Google's way otherwise. They're already paying Apple that amount and considering how much they're making, we guess it pays to be smart about it.
Interestingly, Google has had an interesting row with Epic, or more precisely refused to comply with Epic's plea to keep a bug under wraps until everyone's guaranteed to have installed the latest Fortnite security patch. While Google seems to have done everything by the book, this does put into question their insistence on security.
The list of supported Android devices is as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
- 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
- HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11/ U11+, U12+
- Lenovo: Moto Z/Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
- Sony: Xperia XZ/Premium, Xzs, XZ1/Compact, XZ2/Premium/Compact, XZ3