'Fortnite' Android Release Could Be Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Timed Exclusive

Time for a new phone.

Android smartphone owners continue to wait patiently for the release of Fortnite on the Google operating system. Epic Games has yet to provide a date for its release, but a rumor circulating on the web states it will release soon for those who purchase a particular smartphone.

Fortnite for Android will be a 30-day exclusive for the Galaxy Note 9 according to XDA Developers and 9to5Google. Both outlets stated their sources confirmed the game will release at the same time as the new Galaxy phone, which will be officially announced on August 9 and will release soon after.

Along with exclusive access to Fortnite, Galaxy Note 9 buyers will receive free V-Bucks wroth $100-$150 and skins for the game. The game will also make use of the smartphone’s S Pen as a touch input control and use the Samsung DeX, which transforms the Galaxy phone into a desktop computer.

Epic announced the release of the Android version of Fortnite back in May. The developer did not give a release date at the time, and since then, continues to state the game will come out during the summer. There have been few details about this version of the game made public, but there are many hoaxes and scams posted on the web that claim to provide beta access to the game or the actual game itself.

Galaxy phone and Fornite fans will have to wait until Samsung’s event on August 9 in Brooklyn, New York, to see if the new smartphone will have arguably the most popular game exclusively available for 30 days. The announcement will also give gamers an idea of when the Android version will be available for all users.

In preparation for the release of the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung already began a marketing campaign to throw some jabs at Apple and the iPhone X.

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