How to install Fortnite on Android

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(Pocket-lint) - Fortnite's presumption connected Android has seen much flip-flops than a formation resort. Following moves from Epic Games the Fortnite app was booted retired of Google Play, meaning that if you privation the crippled - oregon updates to the crippled - you'll person to instal it extracurricular of Google Play. 

Which is the concern arsenic it stands, wherever Epic present lone offers Fortnite via its ain Epic Games launcher app. Fortunately, it's casual to instal the conflict royale rubric and harmless to bash so. 

Here, then, is however to instal it onto your Android device.

Fortnite for Android minimum spec

While Fortnite isn't the azygous astir graphically intensive telephone crippled retired there, it's inactive beauteous dense duty, truthful determination are immoderate minimum specs that your telephone volition request to play it. If your telephone matches oregon exceeds these, it should inactive beryllium capable to tally Fortnite:

  • OS: Recommended Android 8.0 oregon higher, 64 bit
  • RAM: 4GB oregon higher
  • GPU: Adreno 530 oregon higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 oregon higher

How to instal the Fortnite app

As Fortnite is nary longer disposable done Google Play, if you privation the app, you'll person to get it from Epic directly. That's an casual process - and you don't person to usage immoderate third-party app services, you're getting it close from the source. First you person to instal the Epic Games app which volition successful crook fto you download Fortnite.

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Here's the process:

  1. Open your phone's browser and caput to fortnite.com.
  2. On the right-hand broadside you'll spot a 'Download' tab
  3. Tap 'Download' and prime 'Get it connected the Epic Games app'
  4. Your browser volition inquire if you privation to download the APK for Epic Games app, corroborate that you do.
  5. Next you'll apt get a scary alert saying that your browser (i.e., Chrome) won't let installation of chartless apps  and punctual you to assistance permission.
  6. Give Chrome/your browser support - you tin conscionable pat the notification to marque the change.
  7. You tin past instal the APK you downloaded to instal the Epic Games app.

If you person a Samsung phone, it's a overmuch simpler process. You tin download the Epic Games app nonstop from the Galaxy Store that's pre-installed connected your phone. 

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Once you person the Epic Games app, you tin unfastened up the app to find Fortnite. It volition astir apt beryllium the archetypal happening that you're shown.

  1. Open the Epic Games app, pat connected Fortnite.
  2. You'll download the app again, this clip you'll person to assistance Epic Games support to download this benignant of app, arsenic you did with Chrome.
  3. Once its downloaded, you tin instal the app. 
  4. Once you unfastened the app - and assistance much permissions - you tin motion into your Epic Games account.

That's it - it's a spot of a agelong process compared to installing from Google Play, but that's 2020 for you. What you tin do, erstwhile you've installed the Epic Games app, is spell backmost into the premissions for Chrome (or your browser) and power disconnected the enactment to download apps from chartless sources again, conscionable to support things harmless successful the future.

Writing by Cam Bunton. Originally published connected 13 August 2018.

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