'Fortnite' is officially available on Android — but exclusively on certain devices

Ian Bush
August 09, 2018 - 9:36 pm
A gamer plays "Fortnite" against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 125 million people have played "Fortnite" since it was released last summer, but there's been something big missing with the game. 

Not anymore. 

You can currently get your "Fortnite" fix on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Apple's iOS.

"Just about every gamer wants to know the same thing: When is 'Fortnite' coming to Android?" echoed Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, which owns the video game.

Well, that time is now, Sweeney said. The free "Fortnite Battle Royale" game is officially available on Android, but given the company's deal with Samsung, there's a catch.

"Players with Samsung Galaxy devices are the first to be invited, starting right now," he said.

That exclusive deal will give way "over the next few days" to owners of other phone brands in the form of invitations to test the beta version of the game. 

Eager players can sign up at fortnite.com/android. Epic Games is keeping it out of the Google Play Store to avoid fees.

For now, some popular devices are excluded, such as those made by HTC.