How to Install Fortnite on Android

Yes, you can play Fortnite on your Android device

Fortnite is one of the most popular online games available today, and fans were happy when Epic Games made it possible to get Fortnite on Android. Originally, the Fortnite Android beta was compatible only with the latest Samsung devices. Later, it was accessible only to those who had compatible code. Epic Games broadened its compatibility for the Fortnite Android beta to a range of device brands and shared the device specifications required for installation. You won't find it on Google Play, however, because Epic Games self-publishes the game.

Fortnite logo
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Epic Games supports the beta on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Note 8 and 9, and Galaxy Tab S3 and Tab S4. For other devices, visit the Epic Games Fortnite Android Beta site. On compatible Samsung devices, access the beta from the Galaxy Store.

System Requirements for Fortnite Android Beta

If your Android smartphone isn't on the list of compatible devices, you may be able to install the Fortnite Android beta if the device has these minimum specifications:

  • Operating systemAndroid 8.0 Oreo or later, 64 bit.
  • RAM: 3 gigabytes or more.
  • Processor: Adreno 530 or later; Mali-G71 MP20, or Mali-G72 MP12 or later.

Install the Fortnite Android Beta

The procedure in this article works for all compatible Android devices. It uses the Epic Games official Fortnite beta launcher.

To install the Fortnite beta, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the browser on your Android device. Then, in the address bar, enter fortnite.com/android. Select Download to download the beta launcher.

    Alternatively, open a browser on your computer, and in the address bar, enter https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/mobile/android/get-started. Then, scan the QR code.

  2. The Google Chrome browser on your device prompts you to allow certain security permissions before installing the Fortnite launcher and game. Select Allow from this source.

    Allow from this source toggle in Fortnite installer on Android

    When the installation is complete, revoke these access permissions. These permissions may pose a security risk to the device.

  3. In Fortnite Installer, select Install to download the .apk file that installs the game.

  4. When prompted, select Continue to allow the app to access the device's storage.

    Continue button in Android Fortnite installer

    Select Allow for any further security permission prompts that appear.

  5. In Fortnite Installer, select Launch.

    Fortnite downloading
  6. On the welcome page, if you have a Fortnite account, select Yes Find my account, and sign in. If you don't have an account, select No Create a new account, then follow the instructions to set up a new account to begin playing.

    Fortnite installation complete

Revoke Android Security Permissions

When the Fortnite Android beta is set up, you can revoke the permissions you granted to install the Fortnite launcher.

Epic Games recommends that you keep Fortnite Installer on your Android device to easily install updates.

To revoke the security permissions, on your Android device, select Settings > Apps & notifications > Special access > Install unknown apps. For Fortnite Installer, turn off the Allow from this source toggle switch.