First wave of Fortnite invitations are going out now to Android users; more models are supported



A tweet sent today by Fortnite's Twitter account reveals that the first batch of invitations to sideload the game has gone out today to non-Samsung Galaxy Android phones. Those with a compatible Galaxy handset can install the Fortnite installer app directly from the Galaxy App Store. Others have to do what we did the other day and go to Epic's website to request an invitation. You'll receive an email containing a link to pre-install the game on your phone.

The next step after that is to receive the invitation needed to actually sideload Fortnite on your non-Galaxy Android device. Fortnite today says that is has expanded the number of Android models that the game will support. The current list of Android phones that will play Fortnite includes:

To request an invite in the U.S., click on this link and check your email for Epic's response.

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17 Comments

1. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Everyone should avoid this game like the plague. Especially when you have to side load this app in-order to run it. It's a game for crying out loud.

2. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

People enjoy playing it so what's your problem. Let them do what they want. I'm not a fan of this on mobile because the controls suck but to each his own. Not bashing anyone who plays.

16. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Problem is Epic wants users to sideload the app. When Epic could have easily put Fortnite on the Play store for free. Especially when Epics servers already control all users, and everything that they have purchased. Google doesn't force developers or companies to go through them for monetization. That's an Apple thing.

17. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

That’s not true. Epic has to use Google’s payment system for IAP if distributed via the play store.

20. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Google doesn't force any app to use their play services for payment. Your clearly thinking of Apple that forces all apps that require monetization to go through them.

3. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Way too laggy on samsung s7 edge. complicated game. uninstalled it.

4. SyCo87

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

It was laggy on my S8+, so I turned the graphics down.

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And I thought Galaxies were "beasts"...

7. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

What to expect in android games is that they are not optimized. Unlike apple, all their games are optimized so that people will patronize their in app games, and epic games are raking money. Too bad for Sammy, needs to have 4000mah and 8gb of ram to play this game smoothly. Meanwhile, even mid tier iphone SE can play the game without crashing or lagging. Different worlds!!!

8. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Dude, Apple themselves admitted that they slow down their older phones, there are tons of videos out there showing iPhones shutting down while playing less extensive games than this, yet here you are claiming that the 5s will play fortnite without any issues lol If you said the iPhone 8 or X instead of 5s, I wouldn't have had any problem with your silly comment.

10. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

He said iPhone SE, NOT 5S! The SE has the same internals as the 6S. Big difference. And also, were expecting the weak-a... processor of the 5S or 6 to run iOS 12 with the exact same fluidity as the iPhone 8 or X? Yes, Apple "tried to preserve the battery" so they capped the performance of older iDevices, but you shouldn't be expecting a five-year old phone to run just as well as a five-week old phone.

11. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You know you can edit your comments on PA, right? The SE is far from a "mid tier" phone when we talk about it's processor ;)

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I know you're trying to troll, but thinking the battery effects how well a game runs is just hilarious.

12. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

I have pre installed it on my oneplus 3t , but alas I need to wait for the invititaion to play to arrive.

13. Mr.Tariq

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

I got invite yesterday on Nokia 8... But PUBG is far better

14. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

PUBG runs better while looking better on my Note 3 than this does on my S7.

19. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Hmm. Should have been a ROG phone exclusive....

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