Fortnite is a phenomenon. With a more than a $3 Billion in revenue, Epic games’ battle royale is considered to be among the most played games on the planet. It first launched for PC in July of 2017 and since then has gone on to be played across all platforms including consoles. So moving forward it was only natural for Epic Games to release its premiere game on mobile devices. Fortnite first came to Apple’s ecosystem. Later it was released as a beta for Android. Fortnite on Android is now available for everyone to download.
IOS devices like the iPad and the iPhone got Fortnite in April 2018. Players can download the game from the Apple App store. Unfortunately, even after almost a year into its release on IOS, Fortnite on Android is still in the pipeline. You can’t download it from the Google Play Store.
Installing Fortnite On Android
Fortnite may not be available on the Google Play Store but there are other sources to get the game. The most reliable and secure is of course Epic Games’s official website. Click here to get to the download page.
If you are using one of the more recent Galaxy phones, you can download Fortnite on Android straight from the Galaxy Store.
Fortnite is one of the few well known games which work with controllers. Controller support was added to Fortnite in patch 7.34. The ability to use a controller for Fortnite is a huge deal since it is a cross platform game. Being a cross-platform game, payers on Android and IOS can feel at a competitive disadvantage with their less than ideal touch controls. Being a able to play the game with a controller makes the experience all the more better.
Will Your Phone Run Fortnite?
Fortnite on Android runs on quite a lot of devices The officially supported devices are:
- Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge ,A9 (2018), 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, 8.1/X7
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone / Phone 2
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer, 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
- Google Pixel 3/XL
- Lenovo Moto Z3
- Huawei Honor View 20, Mate 20 /X/Pro
- Samsung Galaxy A9
If your device isn’t in the above list don’t worry just yet. Fortnite can run on technically any device having:
- OS: Recommended Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit
- RAM: 3GB or higher
- GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
Devices with Android 7.0 or earlier may experience frequent performance issues. So make sure your phone fulfills the requirements written above.
Well folks, that’s all you have to know to get Fortnite up and running on your device. As with everything, we may have missed an important detail or two. If you come across such an issue, be sure to reach out to us in the comments down below!