"Fortnite" on Android is almost here: It's arriving this summer, alongside school vacation and blistering sun.
- "Fortnite" is one of the most popular games in the world right now, but it's still not on the largest mobile platform: Android.
- The folks behind the game announced an Android version in April, but still haven't given a specific release date.
- It's not clear which Android phones will work with "Fortnite."
The biggest game in the world is finally coming to the biggest mobile platform in the world — "Fortnite" is expected to arrive on Android phones this summer.
At least that's the plan.
"Fortnite" developer Epic Games is "targeting this summer" for the game's Android launch, and promises more information as soon as it's available. There's no hard release date, and it's not clear which Android phones are supported.
In the case of the iPhone, which got a version of "Fortnite" back in April, models going back to the iPhone 6S/SE are capable of running it. The equivalent on Android would mean flagship phones going back at least two years could potentially run the game — a Galaxy S7, for example, or Google's first Pixel phone. That remains to be seen.
It's likely that the Android version of "Fortnite" looks a lot like the iPhone version, in terms of graphics and control.
As seen above on an iPhone X, the controls are represented as virtual buttons on-screen. It's otherwise the same insane game you can play on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One: A 100-player fight to the death in an environment that's getting smaller over time.
Though Epic Games hasn't said as much specifically, it's likely that the Android version will cost nothing to access like the other versions.