How to download and install Fortnite on Android devices

Fortnite Battle Royale is Epic Games' hit free to play game. After winning versions for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and iOS, its download was finally made available for Android. Check out our complete tutorial and find out how to download the game on your smartphone in just eight steps:

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Step 1. Unlike most Android games, Fortnite can not be downloaded directly from the Google Play app. To play it is mandatory to visit the Epic Games website and register your email on a waiting list.

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Visit the Epic Games website

This step can be done on both the computer and your mobile phone without problems, because it does not impact the registration at all;

Step 2. Pay special attention to the list of Fortnite Battle Royale-compatible handsets, as it is no use to register and enter the waiting list if your phone does not support the game. The devices currently recommended by Epic Games are:

Make sure your phone is compatible with Fortnite

Step 3. Right at the top of the Epic Games page you will find a large yellow button with the text "Sign up to receive the invitation by email". Click on it. On the next screen, click "yes" if you have previously played Fortnite on another platform, or "no" if this is your first time.

The benefit of clicking "yes" is that by providing your account information to Epic Games, you can import your progress and purchases already made into the game on previously launched platforms, such as desktop or PC consoles;

Step 4. If you do not have an account yet to login, you will need to create an Epic Games account from scratch. The process is very fast and simple, as you just have to enter your country, name, surname, display name, email and register a password, as shown in the image below.

You must have an Epic Games account or create one from scratch

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Step 5. On the next screen, select your Android device from the options available in the menu, or click on the last option, "other device", if your cell phone is not listed among the options shown in the image below.

Enter your mobile phone model on the tab above

By clicking the yellow "Select" button, you will automatically be placed on the game download waiting list with the email you registered in your Epic Games account;

Step 6. Epic Games response can be sent in a few moments, hours or weeks, since sending the e-mail depends on the availability of places on the game servers. Avoid clandestine sites to avoid downloading viruses or suspicious applications.

Wait for Epic Games contact by email

The download email brings a direct link to the installation APK file, and is the only reliable source for playing Fortnite. In the e-mail you can choose between the "Samsung" buttons, if this is your device, or "Epic Games", for the other brands of cell phones. Choose the option consistent with your device to download the installer automatically;

Step 7. Attention: Not all Android devices have a factory APK installer. If your system does not have an automatic installer, see our complete tutorial that teaches you the entire process of installing applications on Android systems.

Download an APK installer if necessary

We recommend the APK Downloader application. When everything is ready, install the APK provided by Epic Games, as explained in the previous step;

Step 8. Even after downloading and installing the Fortnite Battle Royale APK, you still have to download one more time, already inside the game, because the Epic Games APK is just a small installer. So make sure you have access to a good broadband internet connection when you start the application.

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When the in-game download is finished, you can finally play Fortnite Battle Royale directly on your Android.

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