While Fortnite players are patiently awaiting the game’s arrival on Android devices, Epic Games is moving ahead with several plans for that eventual release. For example, those planning on picking up the Android version of the battle royale game may want to know that only 12% of devices will run it well, but also that pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will reward those dedicated players with 15,000 V-bucks, or approximately $150 in in-game currency.
Now, however, it appears this isn’t the only Android-related in-game bonus for Fortnite, as it has been revealed that a certain skin will not be available in the Item shop. While several of the new skins, such as the Beef Boss and the Sushi Master, are available in the shop, the skin bearing the name “Galaxy” will not be. It’s not likely that the name is a coincidence, so it would make tons of sense for the skin to be an Android or Samsung Galaxy exclusive.
However, it’s worth mentioning that neither Epic Games nor Samsung has weighed in on this, so it’s speculation based on the skin’s exclusion from the shop, as well as the name of the skin. Although it’s possible this skin is unlocked via some other manner, it doesn’t seem very likely. Check it out below:
According to @stormshieldone, the upcoming 'Galaxy' skin will not be obtainable from the Item Shop.. Perhaps a Samsung exclusive? #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/IXZE8ltJTr
— Fortnite Battle Royale News (@FortniteBR) August 7, 2018
Of course, this exclusive decision rests solely with Epic Games, and while it may upset iOS users, many may be content since it is just a cosmetic item. Those interested in playing the Android version of the game should also know that it won’t be available via the Google Play store since Epic Games determined the ‘store tax’ was too high.
Nevertheless, once Fortnite launches on Android devices, the popular game will be playable on practically every platform, which isn’t surprising considering the success of the wildly popular battle royale mode. It is so popular, in fact, that parents have recently begun hiring Fortnite coaches to help their kids get better at the game. While the mobile version of the game has yet to enter that arena, it helps solidify the momentum Fortnite carries going forward.
Fortnite is out now on iOS, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. An Android version is in development as well.