Fortnite is one of the biggest games out there, yet it is nowhere to be found on Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store. This is because Epic Games, Fortnite’s publisher, introduced an independent payment system within the game which bypasses Play Store’s and Apple Store’s payment gateway. Since the two platforms were no longer able to get a cut of the revenue, Fortnite was removed from both stores. This doesn’t mean you can no longer play Fortnite on your smartphone. In this article, we show you how to download and install Fortnite on your Android smartphone.
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How to download and install Fortnite on Android
Step 1: Visit the Fortnite website and select ‘Mobile’ from the top menu.
Step 2: Click on ‘Android’.
Step 3: Select ‘Download Now’.
Step 4: Access the APK file on your smartphone and install it on your device. You will need to give the necessary permission to your smartphone browser.
You can also play Fortnite using cloud gaming but it will require a high-speed internet connection. Samsung users can download Fortnite on their smartphones from the Galaxy Store. Simply search for Fortnite and download the Epic Games app. Once installed, launch the Epic Games app and select Fortnite.
Device requirements for running Fortnite
Your smartphone must meet the following requirements in order to run Fortnite.
- Android 8 or higher.
- Minimum 4GB of RAM.
- GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher.
How to play Fortnite on Android using a controller?
The Fortnite app on Android is compatible with several controllers. All you need to do is connect the controller to your smartphone using Bluetooth. You will be able to use the controller once you launch the game. Here is the list of controllers compatible with Fortnite on Android.
- Steelseries Stratus XL
- Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller (requires Android 10 or higher)
- Xbox Wireless Controller
- Razer Raiju Mobile
- Razer Junglecat
- Moto Gamepad
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This is how you can download Fortnite on your Android smartphone. Apple users can play Fortnite on iPhone via Xbox Cloud Gaming. Currently, there is no way to download the game natively on an iPhone. iPhone users who previously downloaded the games on their devices will not get new updates for it.
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