Fortnite has been out on iOS devices for a little while now, but if you’ve been hanging out for the Battle Royale game to get its ass onto Android phones, well, we have some potentially bad news for you.
Yes, the game is coming to Android, but unless you plan on getting a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you’re gonna have to wait an extra 30 days to play it on your non-Note 9 device. According to 9To5Google, Fortnite will be exclusive to the device for a month as part of its launch. In other words, it sounds like Samsung dished out a shitload of cash to secure a deal with Epic Games.
As part of the promotion, users will also cop $100 to $150 worth of V-Bucks, which is Fortnite’s in-game currency used to purchase skins, emotes and other cosmetic things. You’ll also be able to use the phone’s stylus in the game somehow, which sounds like it’s only going to make things more complicated, but hey, that’s just me.
There’s no release date for the Note 9 at this stage, but the company will likely announce it on August 9. According to rumours, the device will drop in late August, meaning anyone hoping to play Fortnite on other Android devices will need to wait until late September to do so.
If you’re a Fortnite fan, you’re very likely already playing it on PC or console, making this more of a slight annoyance rather than a complete show-stopper. Playing the game on mobile is more of a supplementary novelty rather than a hardcore experience, but if it is the latter to you, you’ll have to exercise some patience or simply fork out for a Note 9.