Release Timeline

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Fortnite was first announced in 2011 and was officially released on July 2017 as Early Access phase.

Release Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • Fortnite was first announced at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards.[1][2]
  • In April 2014, Fortnite's closed Alpha sign-ups began[3] and the game was revealed to be aimed towards a free-to-play model.[4]
  • In December 2014, the first round of Fortnite's Alpha began.[5]
  • In March 2015, the second round of the Alpha began.[6]
  • In Fall 2015, Fortnite was announced to be compatible with Mac computers, and the closed Beta phase began.[7]
  • Fortnite became available for Early Access on Windows, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for those who preordered the game on July 21, 2017 and on July 25, 2017 for those who did not preorder.[8]
  • Battle Royale was released as free to play on September 26, 2017.[9]
  • Fortnite IOS was released on March 12, 2018.
  • Save the World was set to become free-to-play sometime in 2018.[8]
  • Fortnite became available for Early Access for the Nintendo Switch on June 12, 2018. Shortly after the release, PS4 crossplay was disabled due to Sony's decision.
  • Fortnite was released on NVIDIA Shield TV, an Android-based platform, on July 12, 2018.[10] No other announcements about Android releases were made at this time.
  • Fortnite for Android Beta was released on August 9, 2018 to owners of Samsung mobile devices. Fortnite is currently the 1 video in the game in the world![11] Beta access was expanded to other mobile devices on August 1


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