How To Download Fortnite's Beta On Android [Update]

There's actually quite a few steps.

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Fortnite has launched on Android devices. The beta launched exclusively on Samsung devices last week, and now it's available on other Android platforms. However, you'll have to jump through a few hoops before you can jump from the battle bus. [Update: Epic has officially launched Fortnite for Android, doing away with the need for an invite to play it. We've got an updated guide on how to download Fortnite Android, but the important thing to keep in mind is that it's not on the Google Play Store. You'll instead download it from Epic's website, so just be sure you're on the real deal rather than an impostor site.

Epic is using a special Fortnite Installer on the company's website, so you're not going to find what you're looking for in the Google Play Store like other mobile games. Searching for "Fortnite" or "Fortnite Battle Royale" won't get you anywhere. What type of Android device you're using will determine where and how you install the game.

Things are a bit easier for you if you've got a Samsung device. If you have a Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, or Tab S4 then go to Game Launcher. From there, search for Fortnite and download the installer. That's it. You can also download the game straight from Epic's website.

It's with other Android devices where things get tricky. First, you'll need to check Epic's list of compatible devices. If your device is eligible, you can sign up on the Fortnite Android beta waiting list with your email. Eventually, you'll get to the front of the queue and get an email invitation to the beta. Log in with your Epic account to connect your Xbox Live, PSN, or PC Battle Pass progress.

After that, you'll need to wait again. Epic reports it should only take a few days for you to get your official invite to the Fortnite beta. When your invitation is registered, you'll be able to download the Fortnite Installer. Once that's on your device, you'll be able to download the Fortnite app to your phone or tablet.

When the download is done, wait for Fortnite to boot up and log into your Epic account. From there, you'll be able to start playing. You're advised to keep the Fortnite Installer even after you've started playing, as the installer is what keeps the game updated with new patches, not the actual game app.

If you'd rather avoid waiting for your invite to the beta, you can delay trying to install Fortnite until the game's official Android launch. The app still won't be available in the Google Play store when it does release. You'll either have to download the game through Samsung's Game Launcher or from Epic's website.

Fortnite is available on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

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This is a bit ridiculous. Why can't they just have the apk on their frigin site? What's with all the waiting and emailing you crap? Let me guess... They didn't want to pay the search engines to put the official link first when somebody searches for it? Why make things easy when you're raking in cash?

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This is just stupid. Many casual users are going to get themselves infected searching for fortnight apks

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@129260: At this point, they'd be "Toddler" or "Grandpa/ma" casual (sorry to all grandpas/mas that know their stuff!). What kind of casual, to such extents, would try Fortnite? Chances are someone would install it for them instead of them trying on their own. Seriously, I thought the "Nigerian Prince" bait casuals learned this long ago.

1- Check official sites

2-Read rule 1

If something smells like rotting fish, it's because it's fishy! All casuals should be taught this, if they are extremely clueless. I too was clueless at first, but never to such degree.

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@129260: And that will be their own fault, as Epic clearly said it multiple times, that it won't be on google play.

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Just like a virus, Fortnite spreads far and wide! Yet, I still haven't caught the Fortnite fever!

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@kaminobenimizu: what a shame.. it's actually a ton of fun

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@solidsolo: Yeah. I'll get around it later! Looks fun indeed, and the graphics are right up my alley (Love me some cartoonish style)!

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