'Fortnite' Android Beta Just Got Surprise-Released for Some Devices

Anyone that buys a Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 gets a special bonus.

At long last, those with a Samsung smartphone can finally start playing Fortnite: Battle Royale on their Android devices.

On Thursday at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City, Samsung announced in conjunction with Fortnite developer Epic Games that the Fortnite: Battle Royale beta had already gone live. Epic simultaneously released a blog post with further details. For now, it’s available on Samsung’s Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+, S9, S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, and Tab S4.

'Fortnite' on Android already looks really stylish.

Epic Games

As an added bonus, “Purchasers of the new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will get access to the new Galaxy outfit.” The outfit is a wizened old man with grey hair and beard, and despite his clothes, his entire body just looks like outer space with shades of blue and purple with stars.

Nerdy side note: This Galaxy outfit totally rips off the Rick and Morty character Supernova, who to begin with is a parody of Starfire and Star Sapphire from DC Comics along with Singularity, Eternity, and Nova from Marvel Comics. Time, it would seem, is a flat circle.

Galaxy looks like a galaxy transformed into a man.

Epic Games

According to Epic Games, plenty of other non-Android devices will also get access to Fortnite soon, so it won’t be exclusive to Samsung devices.

Anyone looking to play the Fortnite beta on a Samsung device will currently need an invite code, which you can register for on the Epic Games website.

It’s also unclear exactly when the Fortnite Samsung beta will end and players will get access to the Early Access version of the game.

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