Initially developed as a cooperative shooting game, Fortnite has registered a huge surge in popularity after launching its battle royale mode. In just a few short weeks, the game became the best free alternative to PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG), actually surpassing it in popularity. Riding this huge wave of momentum, Epic Games is now attacking the mobile gaming market, with an iOS version of Fortnite released this April and an upcoming Android edition.
Unfortunately, Epic Games hasn't announced the official launch date for the Android version just yet. However, the company has recently released a list with compatible devices, so you can at least know if you'll be able to play the game on your phone or not. In case you're interested, here are the currently existing handsets capable of running the game: Samsung Galaxy A5, A7, J7 Prime, J7 Pro, J7 2017, S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, On7, S9 and S9 Plus; Huawei P8 Lite, P9, P10, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Lite; Moto G5, G5S, G5 Plus, E4 Plus and Z2 Play; LG V30, V30+ and G6; Sony Xperia XZ, XZs, XZ1, XA1, XA1 Plus, XA1 Ultra; Google Pixel 2 and 2XL; Razer Phone and Nokia 6.
As you probably know, Fortnite is already available on PC, Mac, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, so Android is the last major platform left to conquer. Furthermore, Epic Games has also recently funded a prize pool of over $100 million for this season of eSports competitions, which probably means that the number of new players should be constantly growing, at least for the near future.