How to Download and Install Fortnite on Android?

Last Updated: August 12, 2018
Download Install Fortnite Android

How do you get Fortnite on Android Phone? Well, the Epic Games is releasing the first Android version of Fortnight exclusively for Samsung Galaxy owners. You have to wait for a bit if you own a different Android Phone. Epic Games decided to opt out Google Play Store, to release the game, and you have to do some additional tweaks to get Footnote on Android Phone.

Lets us see how to get Fortnite on Android phones and please go through the steps here to prepare for it.

Compatible Android Phones for Fortnite

First of all, the game developers have been released a compatibility list of Android phones. Make sure your phone is on the list before you jump in.

Samsung Galaxy S7 S7 Edge, S8 S8+, S9 S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
Google Pixel Pixel XL, Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL
Asus ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
Essential PH1
Huawei Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 Pro, V10
LG G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 V30+
Nokia 8
OnePlus 5 5T, 6
Razer Phone
Xiaomi Blackshark, Mi 5 5S 5S Plus, 6 6 Plus, Mi 8 8 Explorer 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
ZTE Axon 7 7s, Axon M, Nubia Z17 Z17s, Nubia Z11

And unfortunately, the models below are not supported Fortnite at this point, but Epic Games promised the fix on the way.

HTC 10, U Ultra, U11 U11+, U12+
Lenovo Moto Z Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
Sony Xperia: XZ XZs, XZ1, XZ2

Even though your phone is not on the supported list, no need to worry at this point. You probably able to get the game and play on your Android Phone if you have at least the hardware configuration below:

OS 64 bit Android, 5.0 or higher
RAM 3GB or higher
GPU Adreno 530 or higher, MaliG71 MP20, MaliG72 MP12 or higher

Request for Android Fortnite Beta

Now the time for requesting the Fortnite beta version. Instead of going to Google Play Store and installing the app directly, Fortnite developers are offering an installer that you can run directly from the Chrome browser on Android.

Go ahead and visit Fortnite.com or use the signup for Fortnite from your Android phone. Samsung Galaxy owners, you will immediately get the access to the Fortnite and you can install through the browser, with a Fortnite pre-installer.

Fortnite Android Beta Request

If you don’t have Fortnite account already, you might need to create one account during the process of the beta request. If you already have an account, then log in with the credentials, head to the next screen to select your Android device.

Once you select the Android device, the next screen advance to the Fortnite Android Beta Program screen. At this moment, let us go and check your email for the invitation.

Pre-Install Fortnite on Android

Now, from your email, you can see the invitation to pre-install Fortnite on your compatible Android phone.

  1. Tap on GET STARTED from your Android phone.
  2. This will open the Android Chrome browser.
  3. Tap on DOWNLOAD button.
  4. Android will download FortniteInstaller 2.0.2.APK file.
  5. Tap on OK on secuirty warning to install APK file.
  6. Tap on Open on secuirty warning to open APK file.

Fortnite Android PreInstall

The next step is to provide the permission to “Allow” Google Chrome to install the unknow app.

Change Security Settings on Chrome

Since you are installing an Unknown app/APK file through Google Chrome, you have to allow Chrome to install the app from the source.

Fortnite Android Chrome Setting

  1. Tap on Chrome Settings.
  2. Advance to “Install Unknown Apps” screen for Google Chrome.
  3. Toggle Switch to On “Allow from this source“.
  4. Tap on Chrome back button.
  5. Tap on “Install” from Fortnite Installer Screen on Chrome.
  6. Tap on “Open” to open the Fortnite Installer on Android.

Now, tap on the toggle switch to allow the app to install, and tap on the “back” arrow to return back to the Fortnite pre-installer. You will be on “Fortnite Installer” screen, and tap on “Install” link on the bottom right corner of the screen. If everything is alright, you will get a confirmation screen stating “App Installed“.

Now the time to wait for the Fortnite game to install. We will update the instructions here once Epic Games start to roll out the beta version for Android users.

Update Aug 11, 2018: The wait is over, and Epic Games start to roll out the Fortnite Beta for other Android users too.

Install Fortnite on Android

Are you lucky enough to get “Fortnite Install”? When you open Fortnite Installer from your Android phone, you see “INSTALL” button to proceed to the next steps. Go ahead and tap on “INSTALL” button form Android phone. Foirtnite will ask you the permission for Games Storage space and “CONTINUE” on the popup permission to use the storage space on your Android. Fortnite also requests access to photos, media, and files on your device. Tap on “Allow” to proceed.Android Fortnite Install Start

Editor’s Note: Fortnite required more than 1GB memory space from on your Android phone to install the game.

Now, wait for downloading the game to your Android phone. This will take a couple of minutes based on your broadband connection speed.

Chrome Security Settings to Install Fortnite

As we did before for Fortnite pre-installer, Fortnite will ask the permission to change the Chrome Security setting again to install the unknown app.

Android Fortnite Chrome Security

  1. Tap on Settings.
  2. Toggle Switch to On “Allow from this source”.
  3. Tap on Chrome back button.
  4. Tap on “Install” from Fortnite Install Screen on Chrome.
  5. Wait on “installing” screen until see “App Installed”.
  6. Tap on “Open” to open the Fortnite on Android.Fortnite Android Pixel2

That is it for the installation part of Fortnite on Android phone. Now you can see a new app icon Fortnite on Android Phone along with Fortnite Installer.

Fortnite First Time Setup on Android

Now, you can open the Fortnite game app form your Android phone. When you open the game for the first time, it will have to go through some additional downloading and optimizing. There is no user input required at this time.

Fortnite Android LoadingThe Fortnite app itself starts to initialize, download (more than 1.04GB), Verify and Optimize Content.

Play Fortnite on Android

The game will start itself on Android and check for the user details on the screen. You might need to enter the Fortnite Game Account username and password to login to the game. The next screen head to the “End User License Agreement“, and “Accept” to continue.

Fortnite Android Play ScreenThe next screen, Fortnite will log-in to your account and you are ready to roll in. That’s it, you are good to go with Epic Games Fortnite on Android Phone.

Tips for Installing Fortnite on Android

We have completed the installation of Fortnite on Google Pixel 2 phone. There are a few tips that we want to share with our readers based on our experience.

  • The game file takes 1.19GB data to download on your phone. If you have a limited data plan, make sure to download Fortnite on Android with WiFi connection.
  • The game required near to 1GB memory from your Android phone. If you don’t have enough free memory, clean up Android before you install Fortnite on your phone.
  • DO NOT install the game and APK files other than Epic Games website. You are giving the permission to Chrome to install the app from an unknown source. Be careful and make sure you are installing the app from the trusted source (here Epic Games website).
  • There is no Fortnite Game on Google Play Store. If you found any, those are not the Fortnite Game from Epic Game Source, Google warned about this.

Please share your experience, and feedbacks while installing Fortnite on your Android phone in comments below.

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