Samsung’s Fortnite exclusive will expire before the Note 9 even launchesAugust 10, 2018
Fortnite is making its way to Android, but not until Samsung device owners get a stab at it first… for a measly couple of days. At the Samsung Unpacked event on Thursday, the Fortnite team announced that Samsung users will be on the receiving end of an unusually short exclusive, ending well before the Galaxy Note 9 is released near the end of the month.
In the next few days, the game will be made available for all other supported Android devices, so Pixel users and others won’t have to wait too long to start building forts and cracking open pink llama piñatas. According to a spokesperson for Epic Games, the company has yet to disclose exactly when the Android beta will be fully released. At the event, it was announced that it would be out in the next few days, meaning it would be widely available before the Note 9 even hits the market.
As of today, people who own the Galaxy S7 or any other newer device can already sign up to play. Android is the last major OS to receive the game; players on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC, iOS, and macOS have already been able to play for months.
There are still some exclusives for Note 9 users, though, so don’t get too disappointed. Those who play on the device when it comes out on August 24th will receive new in-game skin called “galaxy.” If you preorder it, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up an extra 15,000 V-bucks, too.