October 13, 2018

How anyone can download and play Fortnite for free on Android

Fortnite: Battle Royale is now available for all supported devices at the end of the Android beta. But which smartphones and tablets are eligible for the release and how do you install the game?

Android release of Fortnite: Since mid 2018 Fortnite was available as beta for Android. Only those who could register for a key got access. That’s over now. From now on you can download Fortnite on all devices with Android operating system, as long as it meets the minimum requirements.

Which Android devices does Fortnite run on? Definitely the following devices in this list support Fortnite:

  • 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: PH-1
  • 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
  • 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
  • HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11/ U11+, U12+
  • Lenovo: Moto Z/Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
  • Sony: Xperia XZ/Premium, Xzs, XZ1/Compact, XZ2/Premium/Compact, XZ3

So it should be a smartphone of the newer generation for Fortnite to run properly.

Help, my smartphone is not on the list!

Then you might still be lucky. According to Epic, Fortnite should also run on devices that at least meet the following requirements:

Operating system: Android 8.0 or higher, 64 Bit
RAM: 3GB or more (4GB recommended)
Graphics processor: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher

Download Fortnite on Android

I can’t find Fortnite anywhere in the Google Play Store! Epic still doesn’t sell Fortnite under the regular Android app store Google Play. The reason for this is that Epic doesn’t feel like paying 30 percent royalties to Google.

Where can I download Fortnite for Android? If you want Fortnite on your Android device, you need to download the game directly from Epic. You can either go to Fortnite’s homepage or use the QR code on this picture here.

In order to install the app, however, you must first activate the corresponding option to install third-party apps on your device.

Beware of scammers! Since the Fortnite app doesn’t come from the Google Play Shop, there are many scammers who want to sell you wrong versions full of viruses. Often these offers lure you with free V bucks and goodies.

But these offers are fake. Only use the official Epic site if you want to download Fortnite on Android.

Ruby Shipp

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