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Fortnite Android launch reportedly a Galaxy Note 9 exclusive

Fortnite is unquestionably the most popular game on the planet right now. It’s already available for consoles and PC in addition to iOS. The Fortnite Android launch has been much awaited and it appears that the title will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 at launch. A new report claims that Samsung has teamed up with the game’s developer Epic Games to keep the Fortnite Android launch exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 initially.

Fortnite Android launch on Galaxy Note 9

9to5Google hears from a source that Fortnite will be exclusively available on the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days after the handset is released. It will only be released for other Android handsets once the exclusivity period ends.

The Fortnite Android launch will reportedly be a special promotion for the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung is said to offer up to $150 worth of V-Bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency, to customers who pre-order the Galaxy Note 9. Those who aren’t interested in that will be able to opt for wireless AKG headphones of the same approximate value instead.

The Galaxy Note 9 is going to be announced on August 9 and reports suggest that it will be released on August 24. If this report is accurate then the Google Play Store listing for Fortnite should also appear around the same time. Galaxy Note 9 owners will then be able to play the title exclusively for one month before it’s released for other Android smartphones.

It would be a good move on Samsung’s part to leverage the popularity and the anticipation of the Fortnite Android launch for its new flagship smartphone. Samsung will likely position the Galaxy Note 9 as the appropriate device for the best Fortnite experience.

There were reports that the new S Pen might offer some gaming features as well so there’s a possibility that this may further entice Fortnite fans to pick up the Galaxy Note 9. Whether or not this actually happens, though, remains to be seen. Samsung hasn’t confirmed or denied it at this point in time.

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utvic99
utvic99

Very d*ck move by Samsung indeed

Bigsmoke79
Bigsmoke79

I don’t mean to be all doom and gloom about this phone, but if this is true? then really? I know this game is popular but the note is a productivity device, so I don’t see the link in a game exclusive? not saying people don’t or won’t play games on the note I just don’t think it’s gonna make anyone go buy one??

Biransahin
Biransahin

As a Note user as a productivity tool myself since the first one, I do agree that most of us probably don’t bother with games. We tend to be too busy anyway. But it may be an opportunity to gain a new expanded customer base with younger users with creativity skills who would use the Spen for artistic reasons. The big battery and stereo speakers is also a big plus for game players. Even if it only adds a couple of percentage points to global sales, it’s big money. I’ll be upgrading from Note8 and I won’t be installing this… Read more »

Ogishi
Ogishi

Hahaha… Android. What a joke

Biransahin
Biransahin

??? Are you on the wrong website, or just retarded in general? 😉

Ogishi
Ogishi

Don’t you see the article and other comments? Android is the last platform where it’s available(and for games, Android usually is), any exclusive would be meaningless.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I struggle to believe this… Like you said, Fortnite is too popular. People will jus play on, LITERALLY any other platform because Android is the last one it’s being made available to. It wouldn’t make sense for Epic Games or Samsung to do this. Is the Note9 aimed at professionals and power users. Or kids and their games? It would be a bold change of strategy that’s for sure.

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

It sounds indeed strange but there also enough adults who play Fortnite. I think it is possible

JILALITAJDINE
JILALITAJDINE

Samsung must get back the white color or i will switch to another brand. I was an earlier fan of Note 1 while most hated the device dimension, i hope samsung will take care of users requests. White color samsung please

Biransahin
Biransahin

If you choose a phone on colour you don’t deserve to own a Note. I’m sure you can find many cheaper white phones. I don’t think there’s going to be a special Samsung board meeting because you want a white one. Lol