Epic Games Provide an Update on Fortnite: Battle Royale Release Time for Android, Customizable HUD, and Other Changes to Mobile - Dexerto

Epic Games Provide an Update on Fortnite: Battle Royale Release Time for Android, Customizable HUD, and Other Changes to Mobile

Published: 18/May/2018 14:38 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:20

by DG Goldstein


Epic Games have released a new ‘State of Mobile’ for Fortnite: Battle Royale update which covers topics such as the Android release time, a customizable HUD, and much more.

After being released in September of 2017, the ‘Battle Royale’ portion of Fortnite gained immense notoriety across the gaming community for its unique spin on the popular genre.

The ‘free-to-play’ game was made available for platforms such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, along with a highly-anticipated release on iOS devices months later.

However, fans on Android wondered when Fortnite would make its way to their mobile devices as well, with no official release date provided following its confirmation by the studio.


On Friday, May 18th, Epic Games released a ‘State of Mobile’ update on their website, which announced that Fortnite will be coming to Android ‘this summer’ at the time of writing, along with various other changes and plans for mobile in general

The full post can be viewed below.

Hi all,

Since launch, we’ve been working to make the experience better, including a number of quality of life and performance improvements.


We’ve heard your requests for the ability to customize the HUD and, earlier this week, we added this feature to the game. Try it out and let us know what you think. We’re excited to get this into your hands!


Customizable HUD In-game

Epic Games

Customizable HUD Blueprint


We know that communication is key when you’re squadding up for that Victory Royale, so we’re working to bring voice chat to mobile. On top of that, you’ll be able to chat with your teammates regardless of platform!

We’re also looking to make it really easy to mute yourself, other players, or open up all communications with a simple tap. There will be a button on the screen that lets you mute yourself, mute everyone in your party, or go back to open-microphone.


We’re continuing to work on improvements. Some upcoming examples include improving Autorun and adding better ways to fire. Once we roll out these changes, we’ll add options to the settings so you can try them out and see what works best for you!



We are aware of the large installation size of Fortnite on mobile and are working to reduce that size. Over the next few updates we’ll be compressing the size down while maintaining performance. We’ll be making overall patch sizes smaller and adding the ability to download the content in the background!


Fortnite is coming to Android!

We are targeting this summer for the release. 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.


We see some areas where game performance can can be improved. We’re fixing code to optimize the experience (e.g. increase graphic quality), as well as adding a Battery-Saver mode which will allow you increased performance if you choose to lower the graphic quality. It’s our first implementation of this option and we’ll continue to improve upon it.



Many of you have asked for stat tracking on mobile. We are working to improve our stats servers so we can handle many more players, including those on mobile. We’re looking to enable this sometime this summer, once we are confident the improvements are performing up to our expectations.


Finally, stability is still one of our chief concerns. With every update we’re working to fix crashes and other issues as you report them. If you’re regularly running into stability issues, please let us know using the “Feedback” button in-game.

Thank you for all of your support and feedback!


Thanks,The Fortnite Team