At long last, Fortnite: Battle Royale has come to any and all Android users in the form of an open beta, no invite needed. It’s just in time because the Galaxy Outfit looks great with the creepy, purple-tinged Halloween theme of this season.
Epic Games announced Thursday morning — not long after the start of Week 3 Challenges in Battle Royale — that the Fortnite open beta for Android had gone live. Originally announced in May 2018, Fortnite for Android has been a long time coming, and we’re not even looking at a full release here.
Over the summer, more and more Android devices began receiving Fortnite beta invites in waves, but this is the first time the beta’s been officially “open.” Even with that, it comes with restrictions.
The Save the World game mode is not included as part of the Android beta. Per Epic Games’ official FAQ, “Save the World uses much more memory and CPU than Battle Royale and would be very difficult to bring to mobile devices.”
But who plays that anyway?
Android owners can download the Fortnite Android open beta by heading over to fortnite.com/android to download it. Alternatively, they can also just scan this QR code:
Epic Games does suggest the following hardware and software requirements to play Fortnite on Android:
- OS: Recommended Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit
- RAM: Recommended 4GB or higher
- GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
Also, consider this a friendly reminder that anyone with a Galaxy Note 9 or Tab S4 should be able to also redeem a pretty sweet Galaxy Outfit by following these instructions, but those people have probably downloaded the Fortnite beta already.
So hop right in, purchase a Premium Battle Pass, and get to work on the Season 6, Week 3 Challenges, like this Timed Trial: