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How To Install Fortnite On Any Android Device

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Fortnite has arrived for iOS way before it came over for Android. Although it was all ready to be played on Android, Epic Games had different ideas to not to put the game on Google Play Store. Here’s how to install Fortnite for Android safely.

By Akhil Taneja - 
7th Apr 2020
How to install Fortnite for Android

Highlights of the Story

  • Fortnite for Android is not available on the Google Play Store.
  • Epic Games launched the game via an installer available on their website.
  • You have to download the installer to install Fortnite on Android.
  • Samsung and Epic Games are in a partnership to let Samsung users download the installer application via Galaxy Play Store available on smartphones.
  • Follow this guide to install Fornite for Android safely.

Battle Royale games have got very famous in the recent past and with Fornite arriving for Android, the craze has gone up more. Although Epic Games has launched the game for Android, it is not via the Google Play Store as you might think. Instead, Epic Games have hosted the download required for the game on their own website from where you can download the APK installer file. But, are you going to the right website and downloading the trustable file? The question being asked because there are a lot of cloned phishing sites which might be risky for you.

If you are not familiar with the internet and careful enough, you might land on the wrong websites and end up being in trouble. To help you with that, here, we are going to explain to you, how to download and install Fortnite for Android.

Also read: Fortnite vs PUBG

How to download Fortnite for Android

If you are a Samsung user, Samsung has a deal with Epic Games to provide the game over its Galaxy App Store where you can download the installer app. However, you’ll only be able to download if you are using a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or later S series smartphones. Other than those, you can download it in Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and above along with Galaxy Tab S3 and above.

So, head over to Galaxy App Store, search for Fortnite and download the installer app. Then open the installer and you’ll be asked for storage permission. Agree to the permission and the download starts. Also, make sure you have at least 2GB of free space before downloading for the game to install successfully. 

If you are any other smartphone or tablet user, below are the requirements for the Fortnite game to install and run properly. 

  • Android 8.0 or higher
  • At least 4GB of RAM
  • At least 3GB of free storage
  • With and Adreno 530 or higher & Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher

Apart from the above-mentioned specifications, if you are using an Android phone that has been rooted, unfortunately, Epic Games does not allow Fortnite to be played on rooted devices yet. However, Epic says that if they can establish enough anti-cheat mechanisms, they might allow it soon. Other than that, you can also follow a guide on XDA Developers which will help you play Fortnite on your rooted Android device.

Also read: Best educational Games

How to play Fortnite with a Gaming Controller

If you are a gamer geek and want to play Fortnite on your wireless controller that you have, Epic now allows you to connect via Bluetooth to play. Although the FAQ page on their website says that it should work with most of the Bluetooth controllers, here are some few specific ones listed there.

  • Steelseries Stratus XL
  • Gamevice
  • XBox1
  • Razer Raiju
  • Moto Gamepad

The last one on the list, Moto Gamepad is a Moto Mod available for Moto’s Z series of smartphones. Also, if you are planning on playing Fortnite with a wireless mouse and keyboard connected to your smartphone, Epic says that you’ll be terminated from the match.

How to Download and Install Fortnite for Android

After making sure your device meets the above requirements, follow the below steps.

  • Open the browser you use on your smartphone and head over to the Fortnite homepage.
  • Link: Download Fortnite for Android
  • Click on Download on the page and select the platform as Mobile > Android.

How to download Fortnite for Android

  • Now, enter the details to sign up or if you already have an account, just sign in and the download will start.
  • If you haven’t given permission to your browser to install from unknown sources, click on Allow from this source when the pop-up arrives.
  • After a successful installation, open the app.

How to install Fortnite for Android

  • Select Continue and accept the Media and Storage permission by the app.

media permissions Fortnite for Android

  • Download starts automatically and then you can start playing Fortnite after signing into your account.

Also read: Top Smartphones to play PUBG

Although the installation procedure looks simple, always make sure you are going to the right website and downloading from a trustable source. There are a lot of phishing and cloning attacks happening in these situations. So, have a look at the URL if anything seems fishy and check by Google. If you have followed the above link and downloaded, the game will be successfully installed without any issues.



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