Good information, battle royale lovers. Fortnite for Android immediately entered open beta, that means anybody can take part.
No invite wanted – obtain the Fortnite Beta now on any appropriate Android machine 📱
— Fortnite (@FortniteSport) October 11, 2018
Up to now, Fortnite for Android was solely available to these invited into the closed beta — and Samsung Galaxy house owners, as was revealed on the firm’s Unpacked event. Now customers can be a part of while not having an invitation.
Just as a reminder, you won’t be able to obtain the sport from the Google Play Store. So in order for you to be a part of the open beta, you’ll have to jump over to its web site on the Android machine in query, or scan the QR code.
Epic Games’ CEO, Tim Sweeney, has mentioned the primary reason the sport wouldn’t be available on the Play Store is as a result of the corporate desires a extra direct hyperlink to its customers — and doesn’t need to abdomen the Store’s assortment of a income reduce:
We’re making an attempt to make our software program available to customers in as economically environment friendly a method as attainable. That means distributing the software program immediately to them, taking cost by means of Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, and different choices, and never having a retailer take 30 p.c.
Sweeney has additionally foregone Steam for a similar motive, and has implied he’d a lot desire it if he might distribute the iOS model of Fortnite with out having to undergo the App Store. Though, judging by the very fact it was Fortnite that managed to persuade Sony to bend on the issue of crossplay, who is aware of what the sport’s reputation might probably persuade an organization to do.