How to Install Fortnite for Android (Without Google Play)

 

Fortnite was made available on the Google Play Store… then it had been removed on August 13, 2020. you'll still download Fortnite onto any Android device and skip the Play Store—or, if you've got a Samsung device, you'll install it from Samsung’s app store.

One of the great things about Android is that the ability to put in APKs—Android Package Kits—that aren’t included within the Play Store. this enables developers to let users test apps out without browsing the official channels and provides users the liberty to put in specific apps they'll not be ready to get elsewhere. This, of course, comes with the danger of compromised security.

Alas, this is often the route Epic decided to travel with Fortnite for various reasons that we won’t get into here. While it makes it a touch more of a hassle for you to urge started, it’s still really not difficult to do—depending on your phone model, however, the method are often a touch bit different.

As expected, Epic Games has released Fortnite for Android—but it’s not available within the Google Play Store. You’ll need to install it manually. Here’s the way to roll in the hay.

How to Install Fortnite on Any Android Device

You can install Fortnite for Android on any Android phone it supports via Epic’s official website. to try this, you’ll got to download the Fortnite Launcher. Here’s the thin.

First things first, you’ll got to download the launcher. To get it, head over to www.fortnite.com/android and tap the Epic button. this may download the Epic Games App—it’s a reasonably small download, so it shouldn’t take long. Pull down the notification panel and tap the download notification when it’s finished.

(The current website looks a touch different, but the method is that the same—tap the “Epic Games App” button and install the APK it downloads.)

But here the procedure begins to become a bit more fluffy — depending in particular on what Android version your phone runs. This is possibly blocked by default when the installation begins. It must be allowed to be mounted.

Cap the Settings button if a warning dialog pops up. This will allow you to add apps from unknown sources (also called "sideloading") to the menu. An Android 8.0 (Oreo) and above, it's per-app and you'll have to allow it to download the app for any browser you use (that's Chrome beta in our case). Slide to turn to the spot.

The method is exactly the same on Android 7.0 (Nougat) and below (although slightly different — you can learn more about that here). By taping the Settings button, you'll switch to the Security screen, to the Unknown Sources location. There will be a separate warning – just tap OK.

To jump back in the Fortnite installer press the back button and then click the Install button. The Fortnite Launcher will need to install a few seconds. Once you do it, the 90 MB game file must be downloaded by tapping on the Install button.

You haven't done — when the game launches, the first launch will be able to access a much larger asset package. Let's do it and you're ready to play.

How to Install Fortnite for Android on Samsung Devices

Since Samsung has a limited time for Fortnite exclusivity, downloading it on its smartphones with Galaxy Apps stores is also easier. To start, go from your Samsung phone to www.fortnite.com/android or visit the Samsung App Store for Epsical Games.

From there, click the button Samsung, which will forward you to the Galaxy Apps store's Fortnite website. To access the installer, press the Update button.

The installer should start once downloaded. To download the complete game, tap the Install button here — it will require storage permissions, so grant this only upon request. Tap the Launch button once the installation has been completed.

The game will start, but you're not yet finished — you can just add another gigabyte. However, you will be ready to rock and roll once that is complete.

What if when you have an Issues

Sideloading is fairly simple, but if you have had problems we have a complete overview of how Android side load apps covering the process in detail. Sideloading is not easy. These vary in Android versions, with Google starting with Android 8.0 (Oreo) taking a much more secure approach.

In the case of Oreo, for each application you are planning to download and install APKs, you have to enable Unknown Sources. It can be a bit confusing — we have a much deeper description here — but it does prevent unauthorized APK files from being enabled, leading to a safer network.

I suggest checking these more posts for more if you hit any bugs trying to install Fortnite

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