Fornite for Android is expected to arrive soon and if reports are any indication, the title will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 at launch. The new Samsung flagship may have a 30-day exclusive but it turns out that other Samsung devices will then get the title exclusively for up to 90 days. What this means that non-Samsung Android smartphone owners may have to wait until December this year to play Fortnite on Android. Speaking of Samsung, there’s some evidence to suggest that Fortnite could be distributed through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store.
Epic Games has already confirmed that it’s not going to distribute the game through the Google Play Store. This will enable the company to avoid the 30 percent cut that Google keeps on in-app purchases, that’s Fortnite’s only revenue stream.
Some code has emerged from a leaked Fortnite APK installer program which suggests that this game might be distributed through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store. It’s pertinent to mention here that Samsung also charges a similar cut on in-app purchases but it’s possible that the company made an exception for Epic Games which is expected to launch the much-awaited Fortnite for Android on the Galaxy Note 9 as a timed exclusive.
Samsung is reportedly going to offer a Fortnite gaming package as a pre-order incentive for the Galaxy Note 9. Those who pre-order are said to receive $150 worth of in-game currency. None of this has been officially confirmed and will likely be on August 9th when Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 9.