Fortnite is available to everyone on Android now


Excellent news, battle royale lovers. Fortnite for Android immediately entered open beta, that means anybody can take part.

To date, Fortnite for Android was solely out there to these invited into the closed beta — and Samsung Galaxy homeowners, as was revealed on the firm’s Unpacked event. Now customers can be part of while not having an invitation.

Simply as a reminder, you will be unable to obtain the sport from the Google Play Retailer. So if you wish to be part of the open beta, you’ll need to jump over to its web site on the Android system in query, or scan the QR code.

Epic Video games’ CEO, Tim Sweeney, has stated the primary reason the sport wouldn’t be out there on the Play Retailer is as a result of the corporate desires a extra direct hyperlink to its customers — and doesn’t need to abdomen the Retailer’s assortment of a income reduce:

We’re attempting to make our software program out there to customers in as economically environment friendly a means as doable. Meaning distributing the software program on to them, taking cost by means of Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, and different choices, and never having a retailer take 30 %.

Sweeney has additionally foregone Steam for a similar cause, and has implied he’d a lot choose it if he might distribute the iOS model of Fortnite with out having to undergo the App Retailer. Although, judging by the very fact it was Fortnite that managed to persuade Sony to bend on the issue of crossplay, who is aware of what the sport’s recognition might doubtlessly persuade an organization to do.

Fortnite is now on Android for everyone
on Polygon

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