Fortnite is a multiplayer game launched by Epic Games in June of 2017 as a fun co-op action game, but it wasn’t until September that it became a true smash hit. After the success of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the game introduced an independent game mode that, unlike the rest of the title, is completely free. Fortnite Battle Royale pits up to 100 players against each other on an enormous battlefield. By now it’s surpassed titles like Minecraft, Counter strike, and even PUBG in active players, and recently they’ve announced that it will soon arrive on mobile devices, and thanks to its meteoric rise there are already a few clone titles to try out.
The phenomenal Fortnite Battle Royale
It’s been several days since it became the most watched title on Twitch with a following of more than 150,000 people on more than 4,000 channels. Without going into details, this streamer has gained more than 2.3 million new subscribers in a few days and now rakes in more than 350,000 dollars each month. As a result, it was only a matter of time until Epic decided to launch their successful title on mobile devices, just like PUBG. The phenomenon has taken off into the stratosphere, and has even made its way into traditional sports with star players make jokes referencing the game.
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How to play Fortnite Battle Royale on Android
Currently there isn’t much information about the game beyond the short promotional video on their new registration page. From it you can sign up to participate in the imminent launch of the beta, although at the moment there is only a launch date for iOS devices. Instead, you can try out a surprisingly good copy that’s already been launched on Android: Fortcraft.
The title developed by NetEase Games copies the original both in its gameplay and aesthetic. Although it’s a shameless copy, it’s a great title, and both its gameplay and visuals are top notch. In fact, the game is so good that might swoop in and take the cake before the original comes out.
As they’ve announced on their official website, the closed beta for Fortcraft has already begun, and you can participate in this first trial phase. The quota for the iOS version is already full, but you can still try it on Android. However, to do so you will need the Android version in an OBB format in order to install it.
Needless to say, you can already play Fortnite Battle Royale for free on PS4, Xbox One, or PC by simply downloading it from the Epic Launcher.