Fortnite will launch on Android this summer, Epic Games announced in a blog post detailing other updates coming to the game’s mobile version.
There’s no more specific release date for Fortnite’s Android release, which is disappointing for those of us yet to buy into the iOS ecosystem. (You’ll never turn me, Apple.) But when the game does become compatible with the operating system, it will likely come with Epic Games’ current list of optimizations that it’s slowly rolling out.
Epic is currently bringing voice chat to mobile, for one thing — and that includes talking to friends on other platforms. It’s also hoping to improve the visual quality and introduce a battery-saving mode that reduces the strain on your device (this could be helpful for older phones, we’d add). The developer also hopes to bring stat tracking to mobile players, and hopes to trim the size of both the game itself and its updates. A recent update introduced a customizable HUD, so there’s little doubt that the company is at least somewhat responsive to the mobile crowd.
There’s certainly good reason for it. Estimates from Sensor Tower suggest that Fortnite is already raking in millions of dollars per day on iOS alone. A release on Android is bound to send those figures surging, even if it’s just because of Android’s larger overall user base. That and it’s one of the few platforms Fortnite doesn’t support. At this rate, the only remaining platform is the Nintendo Switch… and even that omission might not last for much longer.