Epic Games’ immensely popular Fortnite Battle Royale runs beautifully on modern mobile devices. If you’ve got a reasonably powerful phone, you’re likely ready to get Fortnite on Android and jump into the action. However, the way to properly download Fortnite on Android has changed for 2020. Here’s how to install the game safely and securely.
How to download and install Fortnite on Android in 2020
Fortnite on Android is available for download from the Epic Games App, the Samsung Galaxy Store, and the Google Play Store. The Google Play Store option is preferred because the store page will tell you if your mobile phone is compatible and powerful enough to run Fortnite.
When Fortnite first released for Android, the game was not available through the Google Play Store. The story goes that Epic Games didn’t want to give Google a cut of the game’s profits. Unfortunately, this lead to a lot of malicious Play Store results attempting to trick users into thinking they were legitimate downloads. They were not.
Fortunately, Epic Games eventually saw the light. Fortnite released for the Google Play Store in April of 2020, finally giving Play Store users an easy and legitimate way to jump into the battle royale.
However, it is still possible to get Fortnite on Android using the old method. If you head to the Epic Games website, you’ll find the game’s Get Started page for Android devices. This page will link to the Epic Games App download, which can then be used to install the game. Note that this method will require you to authorize the installation of “unknown apps.”
These are the only official ways to get Fortnite on Android in 2020. There’s no need to install random APKs or open up your mobile device to unauthorized apps. Remember: Do not download Fortnite from anything other than the Samsung Galaxy Store, the Google Play Store, or the Epic Games App. Any other downloads will not be official copies of the game, and they likely will lead you to malicious software or other security risks.