Last Thursday, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney took the stage at Samsung’s Unpacked Event to let the world know Fortnite: Battle Royale is available on Android. That is, only for those who own certain Samsung phones. However, more device will get access to the game according to the game developer.
Epic tweeted Monday of more Fortnite: Battle Royale Android beta invites being sent out to more devices. Prior to this wave of invites, only Samsung Galaxy device owners were able to play the game. Non-Galaxy owners confirmed they received the email over at the Android Gaming subreddit, but instead of the excitement over playing arguably the most popular game today, some commented on how the game does not perform well on certain phones.
“Absolutely awful performance on LG G6,” one user wrote. “Stuttering and lag like crazy. It’s unbelievable in comparison to how good PUBG plays on mobile.”
Samsung Galaxy 8 and 9 owners cited similar issues with the game since the launch of the beta. A thread on the Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit had multiple users complaining of laggy gameplay and low framerates while playing. Since this is a beta, such issues should be expected and will likely be addressed by Epic over the course of the testing period.
Android device owners who signed up for the Fortnite: Battle Royale beta and selected for testing should already have their email invitation. Those who have yet to sign up can do so at Epic’s site in hopes of getting an invite in the next wave of invites.
Those Android players who just joined the beta picked an interesting time to jump into the game. Tuesday’s update will include the new Heavy Sniper Rifle that will destroy walls and easily take down players with one shot thus changing the strategy for Fortnite: Battle Royale.