Samsung users get early access to Fortnite’s Android Beta
Samsung users can access the Beta starting today with more Android devices receiving support later in the week.
In the wee hours of the morning, Samsung revealed the Note9 range at the Unpacked event in New York City. The big and bright smartphone is packing 512GB of internal storage at its premium tier with the option for 512GB of expandable memory – pushing its potential to over a terabyte. You can read our on-the-ground coverage of the event and first hands-on impressions with the Note9 here.
Apple has developed a habit of announcing some kind of mobile gaming exclusive with its smartphone launches; the Apple iPhone 7 had Miyamoto on-stage to announce Super Mario Run and the iPhone 8 had thatgamecompany show off Sky.
Now Samsung has followed suit with the biggest video game phenomenon of recent memory, Fortnite.
Starting today, Samsung users can access the Fortnite Android Beta early. Fortnite is currently supported across the S7, S8, S9, Note8, Note9, Tab S3 and Tab S4 devices with more Android support rolling out later in the week.
That's not the only perk Samsung fans get. Those who purchase the new Samsung Note9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will get exclusive access to the celestial Galaxy outfit. It's crazy to imagine that this outfit could potentially push more units than Super Mario Run's timed exclusivity.
It's important to note the Fortnite Beta can't be accessed via the Google Play store. You're required to head to the registration page on Fortnite's website.
The Note9 is available for pre-order from 10 to 23 August and will officially go on sale 24 August.
For those holding out for the extended Android support, here's the list of devices that Fortnite will be playable on later in the week.
- 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