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.