Leaked Fortnite Mobile APK Confirmes Exclusivity to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and 15,000 V-Bucks for Pre-Orders; May Also Work on the Galaxy Tab S4

Aug 6, 2018
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A few days ago, Epic Games' CEO confirmed that Fortnite for Android would not be distributed via the Play Store. Earlier rumours indicated that the game would remain exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 for up to 120 days. XDA Developers managed to get their hands on the APK, and it tells a slightly different story. While it is possible to download and run the APK on some devices, the actual game won't run on accounts that aren't whitelisted by Epic Games.

The game has several checks in place to determine whether the device can run the game. There are checks for the mobile GPU, manufacturer, model, and more. Somehow, the game seems to get past the splash screen on Samsung Galaxy devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 but not any further. The APK uses a method that checks certain devices parameters to ensure that it is the Galaxy Note 9. Epic Games is quite serious about the Galaxy Note 9 exclusivity, judging by the measures they put in place.

Fortnite for Android Is Now Available on All Compatible Devices

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 might be able to run Fortnite too

The newly released Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 might also be able to run Fortnite alongside the Galaxy Note 9, according to XDA The method mentioned above checks if the device is a Samsung-branded device with a code-name that starts with “gts4l", which is typically that of a Samsung Galaxy S Tab. It also checks for the existence of Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen as an added security measure. The APK also confirmed another speculation we had earlier; everyone who pre-orders the Galaxy Note 9 will get 15,000 V-Bucks which can be used to purchase in-app cosmetics. Here's the list of cosmetics that'll be available in-game

Skins:

  • Celestial (Male)
  • DurrburgerHero (Male) (Burger Boss Victory well done.)
  • Exercise (Female) (Aerobic Assassin Flex your victory muscles.)
  • Exercise (Male) (Mullet Marauder Totally radical.)
  • FuzzyBearPanda (Female) (2000 V-Bucks) (P.A.N.D.A Team Leader Victory now. Nap later.)
  • StreetRacerWhite (Female) (Whiteout Break away from the pack.)
  • StreetRacerWhite (Male) (Overtaker Take over the competition.)
  • SushiChef (Male) (1200 V-Bucks) (Sushi Master Roll out!)

Emotes:

  • Aerobics (500 V-Bucks) (Work it Out Break a sweat.)
  • Chug (Go! You can do it!)
  • Llama Bell
  • Hot Stuff (Hot Stuff Tss!)
  • Pump (500 V-Bucks)

Gliders:

  • DurrburgerHero
  • Exercise
  • StreetRacerBike
  • StreetRacerWhite
  • SushiChef

Pickaxes:

  • SushiChef  (800 V-Bucks)
  • Exercise
  • StreetRacerCobra (800 V-Bucks)
  • DurrburgerHero
  • Wukong

Back Bling:

  • 80’s Exercise (Female)
  • 80’s Exercise (Male)
  • StreetRacerWhite (Female)
  • StreetRacerWhite (Male)
  • SushiChef (Male)
  • DurrBurgerHero (Male)
  • FuzzyBearPanda (Female)

Weapons:

  • Break-barrel Shotgun
  • Heavy Sniper (Heavy Sniper Slower reload time, first shot pieces wall)
  • Rail Sniper (Rail gun)

Gamemodes:

  • 5×20 (20x20x20x20x20)
  • Bling
  • Blitz
  • Comp Blitz
  • Deimos
  • Final
  • Gameplay Mutators
  • Ground
  • Fly Explosives
  • Impact
  • Practice
  • Score
  • Shotguns
  • Sky Supply (Sky Supply Drops rain from above!)
  • Snipers
  • Solid Gold
  • Steady Storm
  • Taxes (Tactical Showdown This mode encourages tactical combat and building by putting a cap on the amount of resources and ammunition players can carry. Player structures also star with less health than normal.)
  • “WW” (Wild West We don’t have none of that new fancy tech here!)

Items:

  • Durrrables Burger (Healing item)
  • Durrrables Drink (Shield Item)
  • Durrrables Fries (Movement Speed Boost)
  • Bottle Rocket (Fireworks Bright, loud, and fun! Warning: do not light indoors.)
  • Grapple
  • ZipLine
  • “Shockwave” Grenade

Traps:

  • Cage Trap (Lockup Trap)

Foraged Items (like shield shrooms and apples):

  • “Hurt N’ Heal” (Prickly Pear)
  • “Movement Speed”

Misc:

  • Season 5 Treasure Map 03

Vehicle effects:

  • TireGlowRed on golf carts for StreetRacer

 

Source: XDA developers

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