Fortnite beta for Android now available

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    Since April of this year, iOS mobile users have been able to play Fortnite on their phones, spurring the Fortnite phenomenon to reach even further. Four months later, Android users are finally getting in on the action, with the Android version of the beta launching today. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S9, Note 8/9, or Tab S3/4, you'll be able to try out Fortnite. Currently it's locked to those specific Samsung devices, but the beta will open up to other platforms in the following week. Those who purchase a new Samsung Note 9 or Tab S4 will also get access to a special character skin for free.

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    A list of officially supported devices for the beta was also included, which you can see below:
    • 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

    :arrow: Sign up for the beta
    :arrow: Source: Epic Games
     
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  1. gudenau

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    This sounds like a bad idea to me.
     
  2. Darksabre72

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    how come?
     
  3. gudenau

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    PC, console and phone all playing at the same time. Just sounds toxic and problematic to me, might melt some phones too. :V
     
  4. RedoLane

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    This is like when the cool kids in school got the most recent smartphones and gang up on nerds to shame their flip-based cellphones.

    ….Never again, childhood...
     
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  5. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Are you old enough to once had a so old cellphone it hadn't texting function?
    Or even those that had it but were working with the original numpad?
     
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  6. aarti

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    Now I need a way to spoof my Galaxy S6 to get through the device check
     
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  7. sephurchin

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    Good times:hateit:
     
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    Use root access to edit your build.prop file.
     
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  9. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    here's how to do it
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  10. aarti

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    why tf should I buy a new phone my Galaxy S6 is working fine
     
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  11. Noctosphere

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    yea... but it doesnt support fortnite ;)
     
  12. Blue_Mew

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    Luckily I have an S8, not that Fortnite isn't on like every platform now.
     
  13. aarti

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    no problem for me, just gonna start my PS4
     
  14. Sasori

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    No S8 or S9 support ? That makes sense ...

    Edit: it helps to read the whole article and not skim
     
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  15. RedoLane

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    flip-based cellphones were actually pretty modern before the smartphone was a thing, so you might be thinking about something older than that.
    I went into a similar situation in high school, but it's more common inside elementary school(I was actually a tutor for one kid before, so that's how I know that).
     
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  16. leon315

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    Just use pc and get android emulator :)
     
  17. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    At that point you might as well just install the PC version of Fortnite :P
     
  18. Supster131

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    Not quite. By default, you're only playing against people on the same platform as you're on. The only time you'll be playing with people from other platforms is when you party up with a friend that plays on a different platform.
     
  19. leon315

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    but you can experience the ultimate joy to traumatize phone users though mouse, i'm EVIL GENIUS! :rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:
     
  20. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    You mean cross platform play?
     
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