Epic has finally released Fortnite, the world’s biggest battle royale shooter, on Google Play, ending a Mexican stand-off that’s lasted since 2018. Prior to this, Fortnite Android situation was a bit messy, to say the least. The world’s biggest battle royale shooter actually arrived on mobile all the way back in 2018, with the iOS version landing in April and Android a few months later in August.
There was a problem though. Rather than just head on over to Google Play and download it, like you could on iOS via the App Store, you had to actually grab Fortnite directly from the official website. While that wasn’t a huge issue for many Android users, who are familiar with downloading APKs (APKs are basically the core app that you can download and install manually on Android devices), many more casual gamers were left confused as to exactly how to get Fortnite on Android.
That’s what necessitated this guide, as it was really unclear for many mobile gamers how to get Fortnite on their Android devices. However, there are many more ways to play Fortnite on Android versus iOS, so read on to learn more.
Here’s how to get fortnite android, and make the most of it:
Fortnite is now available to download on Google Play, removing the need to go through the rigorous process of downloading it from the official Epic site.
If you own a Samsung device, you can also grab Fortnite via the Galaxy Store.
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Why, yes you can stream Fortnite on your Android phone via a wide range of streaming apps. Given that there’s no real difference between Fortnite on mobile and PC, the only real need to do this is if your phone isn’t powerful enough to support 60fps play.
In fact, you don’t even really need a PC, as you can use GeForce Now to play games that you own on PC from Nvidia’s servers.
Here are a list of streaming services you can use to play the PC version of Fortnite on your Android:
Yes, once you’ve signed into your Epic Games account within Fortnite on your Android device, you can play with your friends no matter the platform you’re each playing on. All of your progress between platforms is persistent, which includes your statistics, purchased content, and more.
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To play with friends, follow these instructions:
- Download Fortnite on your Android device (instructions are above)
- Link your Epic Games account with the Android version of the game (you can do this in-game by signing into your existing Epic Games account)
- Open Fortnite on Android and tap on ‘friend list’ on the bottom right of the screen
- Add any friends that you want to play Fortnite with
- Find them in your ‘friend list’, tap on their name, and hit’invite to party’
- Initiate a game of Fortnite and get social with your friends
Indeed it does. You can play Fortnite with your favourite Bluetooth controllers on Android, allowing you to keep the pace with your friends on console.
Sadly, there’s no official support for this right now, and we thoroughly recommend not trying it as Epic is likely to just kick you from the match.
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Select Android devices do support 60fps, and we’ve pulled the following list from the official Fortnite website:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (USA variant only)
- Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Note 10+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
- HONOR View20
- Huawei Mate 20 X
- Huawei P30 / P30 Pro
- Sony Xperia 1
- Xiaomi Mi9
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- ASUS ROG Phone II