Earlier this week it was revealed that Fortnite’s mobile release had topped the iOS charts in 47 countries less than 24 hours after launch; ranking within the top 10 in 58 countries.
In addition, data released by Sensor Tower suggested that the Battle Royale game has also amassed over $1.5 million worldwide, following numerous in-app purchases.
Which is no mean feat, especially when you take into consideration that so far the game has only been released to a handful of ‘invite only’ users.
So just think how much more Epic Games could make should they do a full rollout, not just on iOS but also Android.
That being said, it’s not clear yet when Epic could release the game on Android.
More recently, Nick Chester, PR Manager for Epic Games, suggested that the delay is largely because of the sheer wealth of Android devices on the market.
“There’s a very wide range of Android devices that we want to support.
“We want to make sure Android players have a great experience, so we’re taking more time to get it right.“
Because of these difficulties, it’s possible that Epic might be waiting to release with Android’s next big update, Android P.
Android P, nicknamed Android Pistachio Ice Cream internally, has already been released for developer preview but only for Google’s own Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
According to TechAdvisor the consumer preview of Android 9.0 will most likely be announced during the Google I/O 2018 event, which is expect to take place in mid-May, potentially 16-18 May 2018.
This could then be followed by a final consumer release in August 2018.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that all devices in August will suddenly have Android P, it normally takes a few months for most manufacturers to update their new phones with the latest operating system.
It would, however, be the ideal moment for Epic Games to roll out the game on Android by targetting the latest and most up to date OS.
Not to mention, it would allow plenty of months between now and then for Epic to complete a full-scale Apple iOS release.
So if you own an Android phone, prepare to wait quite some time before you get that Battle Royale feeling on your Android smartphone. Which means for now, you’ll have to make do with the iOS release, details of which can be found further down.
FORTNITE MOBILE – HOW TO SIGN UP?
Players can sign-up at www.Fortnite.com for the chance to be one of the first to play the game on Apple iOS devices.
Email invites will start rolling out “soon thereafter” but no official date has been shared just yet. However, Paul Tassi, a journalist over at Forbes, has stated the following in a recent article:
“I spoke with Epic Creative Director Donald Mustard who told me that the initial codes will be going out later this week instead”
When you are invited, you will receive an email with a link to download the game from the App Store. If you don’t receive an invite right away, don’t worry, Epic will get round to you eventually over the coming months.
Players who do receive invites from Epic will also get additional friend invite codes to share with friends.
FORTNITE MOBILE – WHAT ARE THE SPECS?
As mentioned the Android version of Fortnite mobile could still be some time.
For now, then, Epic Games have only revealed the Fortnite mobile requirements for iOS Apple devices.
Here is what iPhone or iPad you’ll need to play Fortnite mobile and the required version of iOS:
• Fortnite mobile players on Apple devices will need an internet connection and iOS 11
• Fortnite mobile players for iPhones will need to be running at least an iPhone 6S or an iPhone SE
• Fortnite mobile players on iPads will need to be running at least one of these devices: iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or 2017 iPads