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Fortnite to Launch on Android in August – But Will Be Exclusive to One Phone Model, According to Reports

Published: 27/Jul/2018 10:30 Updated: 27/Jul/2018 10:44

by Calum Patterson

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Two independent reports claim that Fortnite Battle Royale will launch on Android as soon as August, but there is a major catch – only one phone model will be able to play it initially.

As the most popular game in the world, Fortnite’s release on Android was inevitable, and Epic Games confirmed earlier in 2018 that it is coming this summer.

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Since then however, it has gone pretty silent, and while there have been plenty of rumors, nothing official or concrete has ever come out about an Android version of the battle royale game.

But, new reports from 9to5Google and XDA Developers have released information from anonymous sources, that say Fortnite will be announced for Android on August 9 – but will be exclusive to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days.

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Citing trusted sources, both reports state that the Android release will be tied in with Samsung’s next major phone launch, which is set for release on August 24, with pre-orders starting on August 14.

“The launch of Fortnite on Android is going to come as a special promotion alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is set to be announced in just a couple weeks, our source says. Logic would suggest, then, that the game’s Play Store listing should pop up around the same time the Note 9 becomes publicly available.”

XDA Developers’ source also tells them that Epic and Samsung are hoping to get Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the top Fortnite streamer on board to promote the launch, possibly at Samsung Unpacked 2018.

Both reports came out separate to one another, and report the same information, making this Epic-Samsung deal more likely.

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9to5Google also reports that users who get the Galaxy Note 9 for Fortnite exclusivity will receive a massive V-Bucks haul too, worth $100-$150.

If the sources are correct, the phone will launch with Fortnite exclusivity on August 24 lasting for 30 days, which means other Android phone users can expect it in late September.

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Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

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In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

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Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
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The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

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Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.