Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Fortnite for Android: Supported devices, minimum requirements

Fortnite for Android: Supported devices, minimum requirements

This is one advantage Android offers game developers, but only those as big as Epic - with games as big as Fortnite - would demand that users avoid the Play Store and download a title directly. In addition to making the game a Samsung exclusive (for a few days, anyway), Epic Games chose to bypass Google Play and host APK downloads on its own servers. The registration requires you to create an Epic Games account or sign in with your existing account if you have played the game previously on a console or iOS device.

And if you're still not sure if Fortnite Battle Royale will run properly on your device, Epic notes there might be hope yet assuming your phone or tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher on a 64-bit processor and has at least 3GB of RAM and Adreno 530, Mali-G71 MP20, or Mali-G72 MP12 or better graphics. The Fortnite in-game menu now teases the Heavy Sniper, which will come in both a legendary and epic variants.

Researchers add that Epic Games could be swarmed by complaints from users who want to play the game, safely download it, or are not aware of installing APKs on their phones. Searchers are also advised that Fortnite rival PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is available to download.

Had the game been distributed through the Play Store, then, Google could have pocketed upwards of $54 million- roughly the same amount Apple has made from Fortnite so far. To install Fortnite, users have to allow installation from unknown sources and install the.APK file directly. Once the game is open to all, users can head to the official game's website and click download and choose Android instead of PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and iOS. From there, you'll be able to start playing.

App store intelligence firm Sensor Tower says that Apple earned about United States dollars 54 million from Fortnite, through its general 30 percent cut of all in-app purchases that happen on any app in its store.

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