The Battle Royale genre has proven to be more popular than anyone had ever anticipated. While PUBG was far from the first game to feature such a game mode, it was one of the first titles in the genre to be wildly successful / continually topping the charts on Steam for a long while after its release. Since the release of PUBG, we’ve seen a number of other games offer their take on the genre, but none have been as successful as Fortnite. The popular Battle Royale title you know and love is already on iOS, and he Fortnite Mobile Android APK release date is coming sooner rather than later.
Fortnite Mobile Android APK
When the announcement of Fortnite Mobile happened a few months back, a large number of fans were disappointed to learn that the Fortnite Mobile Android APK would be receiving a later release date than the version for Android phones. In fact, we don’t even have a release date for the Fortnite Mobile Android APK outside of an assurance that it will be arriving in the coming months.
For the eventual release date, the Fortnite Mobile Android APK download will likely be handled in a similar way to the iOS release. That is, an initial wave of invites will be sent out to allow users to rest and play the game. While we will see a full release in the near future, artificially limiting the amount of players that Epic Games has to support at one time may give them the extra time they need to iron out any issues and provide a Fortnite Mobile Android APK that is as free of issues as possible.
Initial reception of the iOS version of Fortnite Mobile has been almost universally positive, so many Android users can’t wait to get their hands on the game and jump into the Battle Royale experience they’ve grown to love through their time with the PC and console releases.
How To Download
In order to be part of the first few waves of invites following the Fortnite Mobile Android APK release date, you’ll need to sign up for the testing on the Epic Games website. You’ll be prompted to either connect your Epic Games account (in order to transfer your progress from one platform to another) or to create a new one to get a fresh start on the action.
Once Fortnite Mobile releases for Android, you’ll receive an email with an invite code that allows you to play the game ahead of the final release date. If you neglect to put in your information before the first wave of invites goes out, you can still test the Fortnite Mobile Android APK by signing up for a subsequent mailing or by getting an invite code from one of your friends (as Fortnite Mobile players are given a few codes to pass around to buddies – at least on the iOS version)
A Unique Release
One big benefit of Fortnite Mobile – and the game on the rest of the platforms for that matter – is the fact that it supports cross platform play. That means when we see an eventual Fortnite Mobile Android APK release date, you’ll be able to play with your friends on iPhone, PC and perhaps other consoles as well. This sort of cross platform support is rather rare in video games, so it will be a unique benefit to have the player base united rather than fractured across multiple versions of the game.
Also unique is that progress seems to transfer across platforms, meaning that you should be able to love your levels and goodies from your PC to Mobile once the Fortnite Mobile APK finally sees a release date. This is a smart move on the part of Epic Games, and allows people to transition seamlessly between their chosen format just by logging into their Epic Games account.
Fortnite Mobile is currently available on the following devices
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6S / 6S Plus
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Air 2
- iPad 2017
- iPad Pro
Upon the Fortnite Mobile Android APK release date, the following phones will be supported.
- Google Pixel 2 / XL
- Huawei Mate 10 / Pro / Lite
- Huawei Mate 9 / Pro
- Huawei P10 / P10 Plus / P10 Lite
- Huawei P9 / P9 Lite
- Huawei P8 Lite 2017
- LG G6
- LG V30 / V30+
As far as the Android devices go, this seems like an incredibly short list. Let’s hope that the list continues to expand as time goes on and supports some more popular flagships – such as devices from Samsung, a company that is notably absent from this list.
Until we get a more concrete idea of when the Fortnite Mobile Android APK release date will be, we’ll have to tide ourselves over with the PC or console version. Given the massive success of the iPhone release so far, however, the Android launch may be well worth the wait.