We simply cannot go a day without there being some Fortnite news and today’s offering is a bit of a strange one. Everyone is already acutely aware of the fact that while Fortnite has been available on iOS via the App Store for a while now, Android users have been left out in the cold.
That, however, looks like it will change relatively soon, although things are not quite as simple as they may first seem.
As reported by the folks over at 9to5Google, Fortnite will launch on Android as part of a special promotion alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Samsung is expected to announce its latest flagship smartphone in the next couple of weeks with an expected launch towards the end of September. That means Android gamers should be able to play Fortnite before the end of September, right? Well, not quite.
According to the report, Fortnite will actually be a Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for 30 days, meaning anyone wanting to play on Android before the end of October will need to pick up a new smartphone, too. That’s bad news indeed, although anyone who does opt to buy a new Galaxy Note 9 will at least get $100-$150 worth of V-Bucks to spend in-game. Anyone not wanting to play Fortnite on their new phone will be able to forsake the V-Bucks and get a free pair of Wireless AKG headphones instead.
We’re very curious to learn what Fortnite fans have to say about this. Were you thinking of picking a Galaxy Note 9 up anyway, and has this made your mind up for you? Had the blatant money grabbing that this exclusive deal represents put you off the game at all?
Let us know!
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