'Fortnite' Android Release Announcement Met With 'Mehs'

Epic took too long.

Android phone owners tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to high-profile mobile games. That will not be the case in a few months as Fortnite: Battle Royale will come to Android although some Android users are not so thrilled since the game has been a hit on iOS for months.

Epic Games posted on its site about the upcoming changes to the mobile version of Fortnite. Along with info about the new changes such as a new customizable HUD and voice chat, the developer gave an update about the Android version of the game. Android owners can look forward to playing Fortnite on their phones sometime this summer.

Since the release of Fortnite on iOS back in March, Epic remained relatively silent about the Android release. Its response to questions about the release would be to check out Fortnite FAQ on the company’s website, which still says it’ll be out “in the next few months.” This could be the reason why Android phones owners are not so thrilled about the news.

A Reddit thread on the Android Gaming subreddit was filled with unexcited responses to the news. A few Reddit users were excited, but one of the highest-voted responses came from Loneland who said, “And the crowd goes mild.” On Twitter, replies to the tweet from the official Fornite account brought up Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which will have its own battle royale mode called Blackout.

Aside from the mention of a summer release, Epic had little else to say about the next version of the game. The developer may conduct a beta test for the Android version of Fortnite prior to its release like they did with iOS.

On iOS, Fortnite made a killing in its first month. The game earned $25 million in its first 30 days in the App Store. It was the most successful game on iOS during that period and was secondly only to Netflix in earnings during that time.

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