Want to play some Fortnite? Want to play it on the go, but don’t have a Nintendo Switch? Fortunately for you and millions of other Fortnite fans, Fortnite download for iOS and Android is already available. Moreover, you can get it right away for free! Here is the ultimate quick guide that will help you install the official copy of the game on your device trouble-free.
Inspect The Specs
Until you start the download, take a minute to figure out whether your device is compatible with the game. Fortnite is very well-optimized, but you still need an up-to-date set up to enjoy it without annoying FPS drops. So, to play this title, your Android device must:
- Run a 64-but version of Android;
- Have an ARM64 processor;
- Be updated to Android 8.0 or later;
- Have at least 4GB of RAM;
- Have an Adreno 530 GPU or newer, or Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12, or a more powerful generation.
You can easily google your smartphone model specs to avoid any complicated manipulations in the settings. To check and update the Android version, go to Settings, tap “About Device/Phone” and select “Android/OS version.”
And, last but not least – your device must not be rooted to launch the game.
If your device meets the minimal specs, it doesn’t guarantee you more than 40 FPS, though. If you want to play with 60FPS from the start, you need to consider purchasing any of the following devices:
- Samsung: Note 10 or 10+, Galaxy S20 or S20+, any S10, A90, or Tab S6;
- Huawei: Mate 20 X, P30, or P30 Pro;
- One Plus 7Pro;
- ASUS ROG Phone II;
- Xiaomi Mi9;
- Sony Experia 1 or 5;
- Honor View 20.
If you want to achieve pro-grade 90FPS performance, you can do that only with the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
Where to Get Fortnite for Android?
At the moment, Fortnite for Android is available only via the standalone Epic Games App. You can download it on the developer’s official website (epicgames.com), or Samsung Galaxy Store. Unfortunately, the option to download or update the app via Google Play has been terminated. Those players who installed the game before the ban can play only the old 13.40 version.
How to Install the Game?
Once you download the Epic Games App on your smartphone or tablet, you need to select Fortnite, tap Install, and allow the app to download the game file. Make sure your device has at least 2GB of free space as Fortnite requires around 1GB and your device needs a sufficient amount of free space to run without lags. If the download doesn’t start anyway, you should make sure that you enabled downloading from “Unknown Sources” in the settings. Here’s a quick way to do it:
- Go to “Settings”;
- Find “Special Access”;
- Tap “Install Unknown Apps”;
- Choose Fortnite in the list, and tap “Allow” to start the downloading process.
Once the game is downloaded, the Epic Games App will help you install it and start playing the latest available version of the game right away. Remember that you may not be able to play the same version as you play on your computer because Epic doesn’t update the mobile version as often as the original PC version.
Of course, you can play Fortnite mobile version using only touch-screen controls, but there’s also an option to enhance your experience with Bluetooth controllers. Fortunately, the game supports input from the vast majority of mobile and console controllers, including Sony DualShock 4, and the latest Xbox controller. If you already have a plan to cheat and play with a keyboard and mouse, the game app will immediately detect this attempt and disqualify you from the match.
Congrats! Now you know everything you need to download and install Fortnite on your Android. Connect to the fastest WiFi hotspot around, connect your device to the charger, and try not to explode while the huge game file is downloading!