How to install Fortnite on Google Pixel 3 XL

Installing Fortnite on your new Google Pixel 3 XL is easy despite the fact that the developer of the game (Epic Games) didn’t make the app available in any app stores. This means that you need to sideload the app to be able to run it on your phone. No need to worry about compatibility, Pixel 3 XL meets the game’s minimum system requirements. All you need to do is make sure there’s enough storage left on your device prior to the download.

Once you and your phone are ready, follow these steps to download and install Fornite on your Pixel 3 XL…

  1. Go to Epic Games’ website or follow this link.
  2. You will have to scan the QR code so you can download the file that will also initiate the download of data files for the game.
  3. Once the file is downloaded, grant permission so that it can run on your phone. The instructions will be provided on the screen so you just have to follow them.
  4. The file will be installed and it will be the one to initiate the download of necessary data files so the game could run. Depending on your connection, it may take several minutes to complete and you must use WiFi instead of mobile data.
  5. The entire process will be seamless but the app may be updated a once or twice as there have already been several updates released by the developer.
  6. Once Fortnite is successfully installed on your Pixel 3 XL, you may have to sign up for a new account or if you’ve already played the game via other platforms, you just have to login using the account you were using.

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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