Google has now blocked Fortnite from the Google Play Store, and whatever the reason is, it’s the users or gamers that have suffer. Apparently, installing the game wouldn’t be as easy and smooth as before, but don’t worry, you’ll still be able to install Fortnite for Android.
Epic Games, the developer and publisher of said battle royale game, initially offered Fortnite for Android on its website, before the game got listed on the Google Play Store. Now that Google and Epic Games are not in good terms, the latter has to resort to the same method in distributing the game.
How it goes is that you will have to download Epic Games app on your Android so you’ll have access to all the games the developer offers. From there, can you download the game into your phone without a problem. However, you must make sure your device meets the minimum system requirements.
Fortnite is a high-fidelity game that is compatible with devices with following specs:
- 64-bit Android on an ARM64 processor
- Android OS 8.0 or higher
- minimum 4GB of RAM
- Adreno 530 or higher
- Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher.
Install Fortnite Without Google Play Store Through A Web Browser
The first thing you need to do is launch a web browser. You may use Chrome or the default browser on your Android device.
Logon to Fortnite.com/Android. This will actually bring you to Epic Games’ website. If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, you will have two options on how to install Fortnite mobile. But if you have other brands, then you’ll only have the first one. In this tutorial, I’ll show you on how to do both.
To proceed with the first option, tap “Get It On Epic Games App.”
You will be prompted by a warning that this type of file can be harmful to your Android device. Tap OK to proceed anyway. You’ll actually only be downloading the APK file for the Epic Games app. So it’s safe to allow your browser to install the APK file from Epic Games.
The download will only take a few seconds to complete. When the download is finished, tap Open to begin the installation, which will also take just a few seconds.
You might be prompted again that the browser cannot install apps from this source. Just tap Settings and make sure the switch is enabled, then tap the Back key.
Now, tap Install to proceed with the installation of the app. When the installation is finished, tap Open to launch it.
Once the Epic Games app is successfully installed on your Android device, you’re now ready to download Fortnite.
Find and tap Fortnite, and then touch the Install button to begin the Fortnite download.
Depending on how fast your Internet connection is, the download may take several minutes to complete. The game takes up about 2GB of storage, so make sure that you have an available storage of about 3GB before you install the game. You may uninstall other apps you don’t use anymore, or delete some of the files you don’t need just to free up some space.
That’s how you install Fortnite on any Android device using the browser of your phone.
Install Fortnite For Android From Galaxy Store
If you’re a Samsung Galaxy device user, you don’t have to go through all that to download Fortnite for Android. Samsung has its own app store that acts like that of the Google Play Store.
You can download the Epic Games app from there and then proceed with the installation of the game. To make it even easier, let me show you how it’s done.
Launch the Galaxy Store. It’s usually located on the first page of the app drawer.
Once it’s up, search for Fortnite. The results will show you the Epic Games app instead.
Tap the Download button next to it and the download will begin immediately.
Once the Epic Games app is installed, tap the Play button to launch it.
Now, the next thing you have to do is find and tap Fortnite, and then tap the Install button.
Wait for the installation to complete, login to your account and you can start to play Fortnite on your Android.
Again, depending on your connection speed, the download may take several minutes to complete as you’ll be downloading a huge file. Even after the game is successfully installed, you may still have to download additional data or updates to make gaming experience better.
Even if Google blocked Fortnite, installing it shouldn’t be a problem. After all, the game became famous even before it was listed on the Google Play Store. It will cause a little inconvenience to the users but once the game is installed, you don’t have to go through all the steps cited above.
Fortnite For Android Installation Troubleshooting
For users who have issues installing Fortnite on Android, make sure your phone meets the minimum system requirements. Then try restarting it if the problem persists. If you still have problems after that, uninstall the Epic Games app and then reinstall it using any of the methods cited above.
For Samsung users who can’t find Fortnite for Android among their apps, open the Game Launcher as you may have hidden the games in that folder. If it’s not there either, then you may have uninstalled it. Launch Epic Games and tap Fortnite.
And that’s pretty much how to get the app without the help of the Google Play Store. I hope that you’ll be able to Play Fortnite (Battle Royale) without a problem. Have a great day!
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