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We have initially heard that Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale could be a temporary Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for up to a month. More recently we have also heard that the exclusivity could extend to the recently launched Galaxy Tab S4, but now we are hearing that the exclusive period could be much longer than we thought.

According to a report from AndroidHeadlines, it appears that a source has reached out to them and told them that the exclusive period for Samsung devices could actually last up to 4 months, where we are looking at a time frame of 90 to 120 days. This means that by the time Fortnite is available to other Android users, it could be in December 2018, or possibly in 2019 which we’re not sure if many gamers will want to wait that long.

This is coupled with the reports that confirms that Fortnite will be launching outside of the Google Play Store in which Epic will attempt to avoid paying Google a cut for in-game purchases. Considering that the game is reported to be making Epic $2 million a day on average on iOS, it’s not hard to see why they might want to avoid paying Google as well.

In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be officially announced this coming Thursday and if all these rumors are true, we wouldn’t be surprised if Fortnite was announced at Samsung’s Unpacked event as well.

Filed in Cellphones >Gaming >Rumors. Read more about Android, Apps, Epic, Fortnite Battle Royale and Samsung.

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