Fortnite's Android Beta Has Been Expanded To More Devices

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Epic Games has been expanding the platform availability of Fortnite at a rapid pace, attempting to get the game on as many different devices as possible. After initially becoming available for Xbox One, PC and PS4 last year, the game has been moving and branching out to other devices as well, including the Nintendo Switch and Android platforms. The only issue with the Android release was that, initially, it was only available for Samsung's Android line of smart devices, but now Fortnite is expanding beyond just Samsung's line and more Android devices are able to support the playable beta for the Battle Royale game.

Over on the Epic Games website, there's an update for the Android beta of Fortnite, listing a number of different mobile devices that are now capable of running it. Originally, this only included Samsung's S7 through S9 line of smartphones, and the Note 8 through Tab S4 tablets. However, the exclusivity phase for beta testing Fortnite is now over.

If you check the site, you'll see that the Google Pixel line is now compatible with the Fortnite beta, ranging from the standard Pixel to the Pixel 2 XL. The Asus line of Androids is also supported, including the ROG Phone, the Zenfone 4 Pro, and the 5Z. V Essential's PH-1 makes the cut, along with Huawei's Honor line, ranging from the Honor 10 to the Honor Play. The Mate series of Huawei's are also supported, including the Mate 10, Mate Pro, and Mate RS.

If you're more of an LG user, you're also covered. The G5 through G7 line is supported, along with the V20 through V30 series. Only one of Nokia's phones is supported, along with just the 5 series from the OnePlus Androids. Razer's phone is now compatible with Fortnite, along with Xiami's long list of phones, ranging from the Mi 5 series all the way to the Mi Note 2. ZTE's Axon line makes the cut along with the Nubia series of phones.

However, just because the list is exhaustive does not mean that every mobile phone is supported. In fact, there are a number of high-profile Android handsets that still can't play Fortnite. For instance, the HTC 10 and the HTC Ultra line of smartphones are not supported. Lenovo's Moto and Droid smartphones didn't make the cut either.

Also, if you have one of Sony's Xperia lines either the XZ, Xzs, XZ1 or XZ2, you're also fresh out of luck. I do wonder if Sony's phones not being supported is Epic's way getting back at Sony for not allowing cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One users, and PS4 and Nintendo Switch users? Probably not, but it definitely makes you wonder, eh?

Now, the good part is that even if your phone did not make the list (whether it be the supported or the unsupported list) Epic does inform gamers that it's completely possible that your phone might still be compatible with the mobile beta of Fortnite if you have at least a 64-bit Android OS that's 5.0 or higher, at least 3GB of RAM or more, and you're running an Adreno 530 or higher GPU, or a Mali-G71 MP20 or Mali-G72 MP12 or higher. If you're willing to test it out then you might be in luck and can play Fortnite from the comfort of your mobile phone.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.