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Fortnite for Android could be exclusive to Samsung devices for up to 120 days, won’t be available on Play Store

Samsung is all set to launch its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 9, on August 9 at New York “Unpacked” event. But, there is something more.

You heard that the ‘Fortnite Mobile on Android‘ would launch exclusively on the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days. According to a new report from AndroidHeadlines, Fortnite on Android will remain a Samsung exclusive for another two to three months.

After the Galaxy Note 9 exclusive, Samsung devices will be the only devices that can play the game. There will be second exclusive period for an additional sixty or ninety days after the Note 9’s period.


It means Fortnite Mobile on Android could be exclusive to Samsung devices for up to 120 days. The game would not be expected to arrive for all Android devices until late November or early December.

Another report says, the Fortnite Mobile for Android won’t be available on the Google Play Store. Instead, Epic will distribute the game release as an APK download through its own website.

In a statement provided to VentureBeat, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said the move away from the Play Store will also help the company maintain a more direct relationship with consumers who play its game.


CEO says:

“We’re distributing Fortnite to Android users from epicgames.com. You go to our website, click the download button, and go through some prompts to download and install Fortnite. There’s no third-party store involved at all. It’s just like the PC experience, the way that PC and Mac users install Fortnite. That now works on Android, which is possible because Android is an open platform.”

What we know about the Fortnite Mobile for Android, it won’t be based on the OS version, but rather the specs of the device. The game will run on high-end Android devices.

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