Fortnite Android beta comes to non-Samsung phones, but invite still needed

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But this isn't going to stop people looking for Fortnite in the Play Store. So much for that exclusivity. The bad news is that means an invite is still required to actually play the game, but the good news is that fans can actually pre-install the beta.

After the success of Fortnite on Apple's iOS platform, everyone simply assumed that Epic Games would take the opportunity to roll out Fortnite for Android users via the Google Play Store as soon as it was sure that its servers could handle the exponentially increased load.

It isn't necessarily Epic's fault if a user bypasses the official Fortnite installer and downloads an APK from the internet but it could have been avoided. Doing this requires them to allow their phones to install apps from an unknown source, which could open up these handsets to malware.

Epic says that 300 million of the 2.5 billion active Android phones, or 12%, will be able to run Fortnite "well". Of course, the company has measures in place that are supposed to stop fake versions of apps making their way to the store - or at least getting them removed quickly - but we've seen time and time again that these measures fail, thereby putting Android users at risk. Obviously, your high-end Android models are more likely not to suffer performance issues while playing the game.

However, there's one way to play Fortnite on Android presently -a flagship Samsung Galaxy device.

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