Epic Games are looking to launch their latest port in the next few months, this time bringing their Battle Royale experience to another mobile platform.
Fortnite on iOS has proven very popular with fans, who are able to earn the same rewards by using the same account across devices.
The Fortnite Android release date has now been penciled in for the summer, giving Epic Games just a few more months to get everything right.
There is a chance that the development team will push back the launch if more time is needed, however, there’s plenty of incentive to get this new port working, ASAP.
While Android users are not traditionally higher spenders then their iOS counterparts, extending the game to a new platform can only help to boost profits and user engagement.
Epic Games confirmed their plans to release Fortnite on Android by late September – the traditional end date for summer – but didn’t commit to an actual month.
But with E3 2018 just round the corner, it’s hoped that the Fortnite team will share more then.
There’s certainly other big Battle Royale news expected to be announced during the LA expo, including a new platform release.
It appears Fortnite will be launching on Nintendo Switch in the future too.
A recent leak and other media reports has linked a Fortnite game to being announced during the Nintendo E3 conference.
It’s still unclear if this will include Save the World mode too, or if Epic Games will be focusing solely on Battle Royale.
We also don’t know if the will be a port of the Mobile, or console version of the game, although bets are on a similar version currently found on PS4 and Xbox One.
It would be a great time for the game to launch on Switch, with popularity for Season 4 content at an all-time high.
No release date has leaked for the Nintendo Switch version, so it’s currently unclear if it will arrive before, or after the Android version.
The game on Mobile will probably need a few patches before it runs smoothly on Android, something that fans will need to be ready for.
The sheer number of devices that run on Android means that Epic Games have their work cut out when it comes to the different hardware optimisations.
But the good news this week is that one very big feature will be available from launch day.
Epic Games released the first iritaration of the Fortnite Mobile Voice Chat.
It’s a huge feature that has been missing from the iOS version, and is something that is proving popular with fans.
Voice chat can now be used in parties but needs to be enabled in settings.
It works on a Push-to-Talk basis, with some players suffering from a few technical hitches.
It should be noted that Epic Games have not confirmed if there will be a beta phase yet, something that was done on the iOS platform.
It seems likely that this might happen, although it may take a slightly different format.
Because of the many different mobile phones that run Android, the development team have needed more time to get it ready.
So should prepare for the idea of Fortnite on Android releasing on some devices before others, although it should be noted that Epic Games have not said anything on the subject yet.