Many have been waiting for the Fortnite Android beta to arrive on non-Samsung devices. The Android port of the popular game had been exclusively released for Samsung smartphones for a few days after the Galaxy Note 9’s announcement on August 9th. The beta is now available for devices from other manufacturers but there’s a catch.
It was previously confirmed by Epic Games that it will not be distributing the title through the Google Play Store. Android users will have to download the Fortnite Installer application from Epic’s website which will then download the game on their devices.
It was not possible to download the game through the installer on non-Samsung devices initially. Epic has now made a server-side change which allows non-Samsung devices owners to download Fortnite on their devices through the installer.
Here’s the catch: If the account used to log into Fortnite on the device hasn’t been accepted into the beta, it’s not actually possible to play the game. Unless the non-Samsung user gets an invite, they can’t play the game even though they can now install it.
They are presented with the option to join the waiting list instead. Epic will likely control the pace at which it allows new beta testers so as to manage the server load and to prevent them from crashing which will just ruin the experience for everyone.
It remains to be seen when the Fortnite Android beta will finally be opened up for everyone.