Fortnite might be a Samsung Galaxy exclusive for 4 months
Fortnite for Android will launch as a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive and will then remain a Samsung Galaxy phone exclusive for another two to three months, according to a source speaking to AndroidHeadlines.
We have previously already heard about a 1-month exclusivity period for Fortnite on Android, but these earlier rumors did not provide much in terms clarification. Now, we know what to expect: the popular battle royale game could take a long while to arrive to other Android devices like the Google Pixel, LG series or OnePlus.
To be more specific, Fortnite for Android is still expected to be officially announced with the Galaxy Note 9 launch and there should be a 30-day exclusivity period for Samsung's latest phone. However, then, another 60 to 90-day exclusivity deal will cover all other Samsung phones, and only then the game will become available publicly on Android.
Fortnite for non-Galaxy Android phones might launch as late as December
This makes the release date of Fortnite for Android in general move way back to November or December of 2018.
Interestingly, we still do not know how exactly will Fortnite be distributed on Android. Rumors claim that developers from Epic Games will not launch the game on the Google Play Store, but will instead provide instructions on how to sideload the game. This way, they will avoid having to pay a 30% fee on all revenue from Fortnite.
Another curious detail is that on the upcoming Note 9, you would be able to access the game via Samsung's Game Launcher. This will boost the popularity of the Game Launcher and ensure proper gameplay speeds.
Let us also remind you that Samsung is expected to officially unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th and that is when we should hear more about the release date of Fortnite for Android.
source: Android Headlines