Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 Announced for Android Players, Despite Not Being on Google Play
Epic Games is hosting the next limited-time tournament in Fortnite battle royale. This time around, it is not a superhero like the recent Fortnite Gamora Cup. Instead, it brings back a fan favorite that started it all: the Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 is coming very soon.
Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 Announced
Epic revealed that Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 is coming later this month and will offer players the next iteration in the Galaxy series of events for Fortnite. The beginning of the battle royale game’s life has been synonymous with the Samsung Galaxy as the infamous Galaxy event is one of the turning points.
Like the previous tournament and events before it, players will have the chance to compete for the possibility of unlocking the new Galaxy skin in Fortnite. The original Fortnite Galaxy skin is still one of the best released for the title, so this is an exciting moment.
Unfortunately, as you might expect, the Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 is only happening for the Android users out there. This is no surprise since the Galaxy phones are on Android, but this is something that you should keep in mind if you are interested in participating and picking up these rewards.
This means that players on iOS (that already cannot play Fortnite right now without outside sources) and the console and PC players will be unable to check it out. This limits the experience to Android users, though you can always sign in with your typical Fortnite account from another version and participate on that platform if you are interested.
What makes this whole Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 situation weird on Android is that you cannot even download and install the game through the Google Play Store. Like the App Store on iOS, Google banned Fortnite in its proprietary store on Android for the foreseeable future.
However, you can, fortunately, still play the game natively on Android; you have to resort to other means of doing so. This includes downloading the Epic Games Store for mobile as a third-party app or through the Samsung Galaxy Store, which is also an option.
Either way that you choose to download the game, you will be able to participate in the Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 so long as you are on Android. Given the nature of playing the game on that platform, there is even the possibility that the number of participants will be far fewer than it would be otherwise if it were still on the Google Play Store, so you may have better chances.
Galaxy Cup Details
How you get into the Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 is by simply having an Android device to play on, making sure that you have two-factor authentication enabled on your account, and that you are a level 30 or higher at this time. With these requirements met, you will be able to enter the tournament.
It will take place later this month on Sunday, August 29, 2021, and will feature a solo tournament, which is unique given that most of the themed tournaments lately have been duos. Furthermore, the solo players in the event will not participate in the standard battle royale format.
Instead of just playing 10 or so battle royale matches and having your points add up to reveal your placing, players will be competing in an Arsenal limited-time mode event. Due to the shortened length of the matches and game mode popularity, it has been chosen for the tournament.
The Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 Arsenal game mode, for those who have never played it before, features all players in the match starting with the same weapon. Like Gun Game in other titles, you will go through a gauntlet of weapons that you need to get eliminations with.
Every time you get an elimination, the weapon will change to another one that you need to use, but there is a twist. In Arsenal, you start with the best weapon. They progressively get worse as you go through the list of them by getting eliminations in the match.
The first player to make it through every weapon and eliminate the final one will win the match. For every elimination you get in one of these matches, you will earn one point, while the person who gets a win in a match will earn an additional seven points, so it is best to aim to win.
Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 Rewards
Your points will be added up depending on how well you do in the matches you compete in. The top players in every region will walk away with some amazing rewards. The most important one in the Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0 is the new Galaxy Grappler skin and the Hands of the Galaxy back bling that comes with it.
Only the top players from each region will earn it, based on points, and the amount varies from region to region. If you are in North America East, for instance, the top 5,250 players will be able to get this skin for free, while the top 11,250 in Europe will be the ones selected there.
There is also a Vortextual Wrap item that players can unlock in the Fortnite Galaxy Cup 2.0. This one is a bit more open to players on the leaderboard. Instead of just 5,250 like the other item in North America East, the top 10,500 players will get this item.
Players have a max of 25 matches to earn as many points as possible during the event. Note that if you do not do well enough to earn one of these rewards in the event or cannot participate for whatever reason, what is great is that all of them will be available for purchase in the item shop in the future.