After its meteoric rise to success earlier this year, Fortnite continues to remain popular across all platforms with over 200 million players. Fortnite's 'don't pay for the actual game, just for the in-game cosmetics' approach seems to have worked out well for the company so far. Although it isn't quite as popular as PUBG Mobile on Android, Epic Games still keeps it fresh by releasing new content regularly. The game's non-availability on the Play Store is a major setback as a lot of people won't bother to navigate to Epic Games' official website to download the APK.
The game is also very picky about its hardware requirements and won't run on several 'non-certified' devices and even made a list of eligible devices. Nothing is stopping you from attempting to run the game on a device that isn't on the list above, but the performance may not be optimal, and you will very likely end with an experience reminiscent of a Powerpoint presentation.
Today, the latest v7.10 update adds support for additional mid-range Android devices by including several Snapdragon 670, 690 and 710-powered devices. Some of the new devices that can now 'officially' run Fortnite include the Nokia 8.1, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, OPPO R17 Pro, OPPO R17, Vivo Z3 and the Samsung Galaxy A9. Although the number of devices running the Snapdragon 670, 690 and 710 is relatively less, Epic Games anticipated that a lot of 2019 mid-rangers would very likely be running one of the three SoCs and decided to support them. Fortnite for Android’s latest update also delivers some additional improvements to the game’s UI.
The update also comes with the new “14 Days of Fortnite” limited-time mode. Starting today, Fortnite will run new and old game modes for the next two weeks. Large team modes are switched twice a day while small team modes are swapped out each morning at 9 AM EST. Other than that, there are several other major and minor gameplay tweaks. You can read the complete changelog here. Now, all we need is support for 60fps, but that isn't coming anytime soon by the looks of it.
News Source: Epic Games