Fortnite Royale Game is one of the most popular games on the internet right now! It was first made available on Apple iPhones running on iOS but right now, Epic games is now supporting some selected Android mobile phones. The Fortnite Battle Royale on Android is quite interesting.
At first, Epic games made the Fortnite exclusive to Samsung phones, especially the Galaxy Note 9 via Samsung app store. Right now, you can now play the game on your Android mobile smart phone, but it is not available on Google’s own Playstore. Yes, Epic deliberately bypass the Google playstore.
Wondering why Epic did that? “This is basically to avoid paying Google’s 30 percent cut on in-app purchases” Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said. But using its own website and Fortnite Installer program, they will be able to dispatch the game more to all compatible Android devices.
And they have published a statement, which states that Android users will download the Fortnite on their mobile phone, but it is totally based on Epic own terms and condition. The steps are quite simple and easy to follow.
How to download Fortnite Battle Royale on Android
DO NOT visit Google’s playstore (for now), it won’t help a single bit. When you search Fortnite Battle Royale on Google app store, you will receive this message “Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play”.
The first step is to confirm if your phone is compatible with the Fortnite Battle Royale on Android. The compatible devices on the game website is mostly limited to top Samsung phones starting from Galaxy S7 to the latest, and Galaxy Tab S3 and Tab S4. Check yours on the official game website here.
There is also support for Google’s Pixels phones, Essential phones, Asus phones, Xiaomi phones, Razer, Huawei phones, LG phones, Nokia 8, other lists includes mid-range mobile phones to high-end. And there is support for the latest gaming Smartphones.
Rooting Android phones are not supported, as Fortnite Battle Royale might work on any other device with the following specs:
OS: 64 bit Android, 5.0 or higher
RAM: 3GB or higher
GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
Few features won’t work but later, Epic games are working to put everything in order. You can check more about their FAQ here.
Sign-up right away:
If your mobile phone was listed, don’t worry, you have the sign-up right now to join the waiting list. Don’t worry, click on the sign-up button on the homepage. There is the simple question: “Do you already play fortnite? If so, then we can find your progress and purchases.” YES / NO
Your answer is relevant, for those that haven’t played the game, click NO. On the left hand bar, there is the Sign-up form, enter your necessary required details, which includes names, email and password.
For older account holders, you’ll on YES, sign-in, choose the device, you’ve played the game on before, be it PC or your PlayStation Network / Xbox Live account. Well, this helps a lot, as you will have a better advantage than the new players joining the queue.
Wait a while and Download:
Any of the above choice will still require you to wait a little while. Anyways, within few days, you’ll be able to get the download and installer link sent to your email. Probably, you may want to check your email regularly.
Once you have received yours, you will have to download two separate files and it is applicable to Samsung mobile phones also. It is the Fortnite Installer APK file, which then installs the game itself.
You are expected to adjust your settings, as you are not downloading the game from Google Playstore. That is, set permissions to allow third-party applications. After adjusting that, get the app installation underway and provide the necessary permissions and installations guidance.
That is all, log in and start playing. In order to get regularly updates with patches, Epic is advising everyone to keep the Fortnite Installer program. The Fortnite Battle Royale on Android will definitely make you an addict, please you are advised to play with caution!
Have it in mind that, this is no different from Apple iOS phones, the waiting list was just like that when the launched on iOS. And likewise, the sign-up time limit, the iOS version of Fortnite lasted more than two weeks before it launched for everyone on the App Store.
There is still a choice, if you really don’t want to stay on the waiting list. Which is waiting for the complete and full September availability.