Fortnite Galaxy: How do you get the Fortnite Galaxy skin? Is it only on Samsung Galaxy? | Gaming | Entertainment
Fortnite Galaxy skin is one of the new cosmetics coming to Epic Games’s hit Battle Royale shooter.
The Fortnite Galaxy skin leaked earlier this week ahead of it officially getting announced on Thursday.
Dataminers found the Fortnite Galaxy skin in the game files for Fortnite update 5.2 which became available to download on Tuesday.
It later emerged that the Fortnite Galaxy skin could not be obtained from the item shop.
This, coupled with the the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launching a few days after update 5.2, led fans to thinking the two were tied together.
And on Thursday when the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was unveiled at an Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York all became clear.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney took to the stage during the Note 9 unveiling to announce Fortnite Android – with the beta coming to Samsung Galaxy first.
It was also revealed that those who buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Samsung Tab S4 will be able to download the Galaxy skin for free.
The Note 9 starts at £899 while the Tab S4 is priced from £599.
Giving these two devices exclusive access to the Galaxy skin means that it is set to become one of the rarest skins around in Fortnite Battle Royale.
The Samsung website said they will start shipping pre-orders for the Tab S4 on August 23 2018.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is out a day later. So you can expect to see the Galaxy skin being used in-game around then.
The Fortnite Android beta is running right now with Samsung devices the first to get it.
Here are the Samsung devices that can run Fortnite Android: Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Tab S4.
In a post on the Samsung website they explain how Samsung users can download the Fortnite Android beta.
The post says: “Fortnite is being rolled out for Android, with Samsung users getting first shot at playing the popular game.
“Developer Epic Games has announced that Fortnite will not be available via the Google Play Store.
“Samsung users can download the app via the Games Launcher on their devices.”
Here is how you can download Fortnite Android via the Samsung Games Launcher:
• Open the Games Launcher app on your device.
This may be in your Samsung folder.
• The option to install Fortnite should be available within the app.
If you don’t see it, slide your finger up the screen to view the list of apps available within the launcher.
The Fortnite Android beta is opening up to other Android users a few days after the Samsung Galaxy exclusivity finishes.
To sign up for the Fortnite Android beta you need to head to the official Epic Games website.
Click here and you will be directed to the official Fortnite Android beta page.
From there click the ‘sign up for email invite’ button and enter your details.
In a blog post Epic Games explained how the Fortnite Android beta sign-up process will work.
They said: “We’ll start rolling out access to players as we work on supporting a wider variety of devices in the next few days.
“Players will be granted access in waves to Fortnite Battle Royale, and will be sent instructions on how to download and play! Sign up at Fortnite.com/Android.”
Here is a list of compatible devices that can run Fortnite Android:
Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4 Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL, Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V Essential: PH-1 Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10 LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+ Nokia: 8 OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6 Razer: Phone Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2 ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11