Fortnite for Android is finally here, and if you are lucky enough to own one of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones or tablets that support the initial beta release, you can download the game and start playing the highly popular battle royale game right now.
However, Epic Games, as we have reported before, has elected not to release Fortnite for Android via the Google Play Store. So how can you safely download it and install it so you can start playing? We have the answers for you right here.
Download and install Fortnite for Samsung Galaxy devices
Epic Games and Samsung have a deal where owners of certain Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets can download and play Fortnite for Android via the pre-installed Galaxy App Store.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
If you own one of those above devices, you should first find the Galaxy App Store on your home screen. Tap on it, and you should see a big Fortnite banner right on top of the store. Tap on that banner, and you will then be prompted to download the Fortnite installer.
Once you tap on the installer link, it should download quickly onto your Samsung device (the installer itself is just a bit over 4MB), and then the installer should automatically begin the Fortnite for Android download process. You may be prompted to give permission to access your phone’s storage before you can continue.
You should also keep in mind that the install of the game will take 1.88GB of storage space on your phone, so you should make sure you have enough free space on your phone’s onboard storage, or via your microSD card.
Download and install Fortnite for Android for other devices
If you have a non-Samsung Android device, you can download and play the Fortnite beta if your smartphone or tablet meets or exceeds the following hardware or software system requirements:
- Android 8.0 or higher
- 3GB of free onboard storage
- At least 4GB of system RAM
- GPU requirements: Qualcomm Adreno 530 or higher, ARM Mali-G71 MP20, ARM Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
If your phone or tablet meets or exceeds those specs, you can go to the Epic Games website at the link below to begin downloading the installer.
Be aware that you may need to go into your phone’s settings to turn off restrictions for third-party apps before you get the Fortnite for Android installer.
We will update this post with more information on how to download and install the Fortnite for Android beta when that information is released