Fortnite for Android Surpasses 15 Million Installs

Fortnite for Android has actually gone beyond the milestone of 15 million installs less than a month after its formal release, according to developer Epic Games. The battle royale video game that is currently in an invite-only phase is also claimed to have actually handled to draw in more than 23 million players on Android platform. The team at Epic Games has actually been working because January this year to bring Fortnite to Android with the experience much like exactly what initially got here on iOS. Alongside exposing insights about its Android version through a post, the Tencent-backed company has separately announced that it is fixing the efficiency of Fortnite on iOS.

“While we remain in an invite-only phase for Android, our conversion from players being invited to playing resembles that of the iOS beta,” the Epic Games team writes in an article.

Unlike its iOS counterpart that is offered for download directly through the App Store, Fortnite for Android isn’t really available through Google Play. This increases opportunities of malware being flowed through fake Fortnite apps. Nevertheless, Epic Games says it has an internal team committed to “proactively look for new malware websites” and employed a third-party IP and anti-fraud enforcement company to bolster its policing efforts. “This collaboration allows us to detect and keep track of brand-new domains that are signed up with suspicious URLs so that if they evolve into destructive sites, Epic can take appropriate action up to and consisting of litigation,” the business says. Google is separately highlighting the fact that the Fortnite video game isn’t readily available on Google Play. Further, the business claims that to date, it has removed as numerous as 47 malware sites.

The initial journey of Fortnite for Android was begun with Samsung, and the renowned game that takes on PUBG Mobile debuted on the Galaxy Note 9. “Samsung sent out engineers to several Epic workplaces worldwide and worked straight with our engineers on optimisations and performance analysis, and contributed lots of code modifications particularly for the Vulkan renderer. Utilizing instrumented test phones and their in-house engineering tools, they were able to offer us insight into what our efficiency and memory traffic jams were and how to address them,” Epic Games states.

Apart from its preliminary collaboration with Samsung, Epic Games dealt with Google to optimise Fortnite for the Android community. The company likewise dealt with partners such as ARM, Qualcomm, Imagination Technologies, Razer, and Huawei’s HiSilicon to check and optimise the game on various hardware specs.

Fragmentation largely exists on Android as in addition to a range of smartphone designs, the nature of Android is a lot more diverse. Legendary Games states that it sees more than 92 percent of Fortnite users are on Android 8.0 Oreo, while roughly eight percent are running Android 7.0 Nougat, and less than 0.5 percent are on a variation of Android launched in 2015 or earlier. To manage the complexity of the platform, the business utilized a hierarchical gadget profile system in Unreal Engine and produced 4 performance profiles, specifically Low, Mid, High, and Epic. This assists to change scalability settings in the engine and optimise the experience according to the hardware. “On top of this, we have a set of GPU profiles, e.g. Adreno 54x and Mali G72. These GPU profiles choose an efficiency profile that finest fits the hardware’s capabilities along with permitting us to allow optimisations or workarounds required for that particular hardware. Lastly we have a set of device-specific profiles, e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Adreno and Google Pixel 2 XL. This last layer of device profiles permit us to enable further workarounds or optimisations on specific devices where required,” the business includes.

While Epic Games is hectic in enhancing the experience on Android, it is also fixing the performance on iOS. The business in a Reddit post verified that it has actually repaired the problems that are making the iOS efficiency in a rough state and is dealing with getting a patch out quickly. “We understand you’re excited to obtain started on those High Stakes Challenges and check out the Gateway LTM. We’ll let you know as quickly as we have an update for when the spot will go live,” the business said in the Reddit post.

It is uncertain that when the upgraded Fortnite for iOS will strike the App Store. Nonetheless, Epic Games has actually shown that apart from its interest towards expanding Fortnite’s presence on Android, it is similarly concentrating on improving the experience for iOS users. This is important as the business intends to beat PUBG Mobile that has more than 100 million downloads on Android and iOS and over 3 million gamers in the United States alone.

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