After conquering home consoles and PC, Epic’s phenomenally popular Fortnite: Battle Royale made its mobile debut earlier this year, but up until now, the game has only been available for iOS devices. However, it appears that won’t be the case for much longer.
In a “State of Mobile” update on its official website, Epic says it is targeting a summer release for the Android version of Fortnite: Battle Royale. The developer didn’t provide any further details, only saying, “We know many of you are excited for this release, and we promise that when we have more information to share, you’ll hear it from us first.”
Fornite first launched for iOS back in March; however, the game was initially only available to select users who participated in the closed iOS test. By registering on Epic’s website, iOS players would receive an email that contained a handful of invites, giving them and their friends access to the game. Fortnite would officially launch on iOS in April, but up until now, Epic hasn’t shared any concrete plans for when the Android version would arrive.
In addition to the Android release, Epic discussed some of the features and improvements it is currently working on for the mobile version of Fortnite. Among them, the developer is planning to implement voice chat for the game, which will allow players to chat with their teammates regardless of which platform they’re playing on. Epic is also further improving the autorun feature and “adding better ways to fire.”
Along with those quality-of-life improvements, Epic is working to further optimize the game’s performance on mobile. The studio is planning to add a Battery-Saver mode that offers increased performance if players choose to lower the graphics quality. Epic says it is also continually working to resolve crashes and other technical issues.