Fortnite for Android is reportedly a 30-day exclusive to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9

Many of us are waiting patiently for Fortnite to finally launch on Android with the game having become available on Apple’s iOS way back in March. It seems that PUBG‘s arch-rival will finally make its début on Android at the same time as the Galaxy Note 9 launch, that’s right, it’s going to be exclusively available on Samsung’s newest flagship for around a month. 

News of the exclusivity deal came courtesy of 9to5Google, and it’s not great news for those that are waiting with great anticipation. Launching on August 9th with preorders said to open up on the 14th and available from stores from the 24th of the same month, the Galaxy Note 9’s 30-day exclusivity agreement means that Fortnite may only become available on the Play Store around September 24th or so. Boo!

It’s good news if you are planning on buying a Galaxy Note 9 because you’ll also get between $100-$150 in V-Bucks to spend on In-App-Purchases. If Fortnite isn’t to your taste, you may be able to choose AKG wireless headphones instead that will hopefully be worth a similar amount.

What do you make of the exclusivity deal between Epic Games (Fortnite’s developer) and Samsung that will see the Galaxy Note 9 be the first Android phone with access to the Battle Royal-style game? As always, let us know in the comments below.

Source: 9to5Google

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).