Fortnite For Android May Initially Be Available As A Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Exclusive

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Gamers around the world have been enjoying Fortnite's Battle Royale for the past year, and have in turn filled developer Epic Games' coffers with over a billion dollars in revenue. Fortnite is available to play on PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS. Up until this point, the world's most dominate mobile operating system -- Android -- has been left out of the fun.

That will change this summer when Fortnite finally lands for Android. However, we're learning that the initial release of Fortnite for Android might be exclusively tied to a single device. 9to5Google is reporting that Samsung has managed to score a deal with Epic Games to give early Galaxy Note 9 customers exclusive access for 30 days.

The Galaxy Note 9 will be revealed on August 9th, and it's rumored that preorders will open on August 14th for an August 24th release. If the reports of 30-days of Galaxy Note 9 exclusivity for Fortnite are accurate, the rest of the Android army won't be able to get their hands on the game until late September.

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But Fortnite exclusivity isn't the only thing that Samsung and Epic Games are bringing to the table. It's reported that early Galaxy Note 9 customers will take in a V-Bucks haul worth between $100 to $150. And if you're not into Fortnite, you'll be able to swap the V-Bucks for a set of AKG wireless headphones.

If you're a Fortnite fan that planned on getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 anyway, then this is probably exciting news to you. However, if you're the owner of any other Android device and simply just want to get your hands on Fortnite for some mobile gaming, this exclusivity deal is probably downright infuriating.