Fortnite is Coming to Android This Summer; Epic Details New Mobile Updates Including Voice Chat and More

Epic Games has shared some new updates on the mobile version of Fortnite, and indicated that it will debut for Android sometime this summer.

on May 18, 2018 11:35 AM

Fortnite has continued its global dominance by taking over PC, consoles, and mobile. While Android users have had to look over at iOS users’ screens in jealously, Epic Games has now provided an update that the Android version of the hit mobile title appears to be on the horizon.

Developer Epic Games updates forĀ Fortnite concerning mobile in a new blog post, and the studio detailed that the game’s Android release is currently being targeted for a summer release window, with more specific release date coming closer to launch.

In addition to the new details regarding an Android release for the game, Epic also described some of the planned updates coming to the game’s mobile iteration across both iOS (which is available now) and Android down the line.

A few of those updates include the recent implementation of a customizable HUD, which is now available on the iOS version and allows users to completely remap and orient the game’s display elements where they like on-screen.

Likewise, Epic also detailed that built-in Voice Chat is another feature that the studio is working to implement on mobile, which is also aimed to work in a cross-platform capacity between the game’s mobile, console, and PC iterations. Epic stated that the Voice Chat feature will also include the ability to mute one or all players, or to go back to an open microphone among everyone.

In addition to these features, Epic is also continuing to tweak the game’s performance and controls on mobile, and are also looking into ways of decreasing the mobile game’s large installation file size, and the size of the game’s patches and updates, including an option to download new content in the background. Stat tracking is also a feature that Epic Games is planning to implement this summer alongside the Android release.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS, and is targeting a release this summer for Android.

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