How to download and run “Fortnite” on non-Samsung phones
Here we update you all on the steps to download “Fortnite” game on non Samsung smartphones. The game is finally available on a select list of Android smartphones. Earlier, Fortnite for Android was exclusive to Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones till August 12. Now that the exclusivity has ended, you’d think playing the game is as simple as installing the APK from Epic’s website but it is not as easy as it seems to be.
Fortnite for Android is one of the most anticipated games we’ve seen in a long time. EPIC Games initially launched the Fortnite Beta for Android, locking it down to a select number of Samsung devices. But now, they’re opening it up to quite a few other Android devices, just as long as the phone is running a powerful processor and has 3-4GB of RAM. You can find the full list of compatible Android phones on the Fortnite Beta for Android official landing page. As per Epic, You will need a high-end Android device to run the game. The company says your smartphone will need to be on Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher and have a minimum of 3GB of RAM. On the GPU front, the smartphone will need to have a minimum of Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, and Mali-G72 MP12 or higher. You will have to wait for an invite to begin playing the game even though you can download it now. Before we tell you how to get the game, make sure you have one of the following smartphones or that your Android phone fulfills the criteria for playing Fortnite on Android.
List of compatible Android devices to play Fortnite
Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
Other phones : Essential: PH-1, Nokia 8, etc
Sign up for Fortnite Beta for Android
- Visit the Fortnite Beta for Android landing page
- Verify that your device is on the list of compatible devices
- Click the “Signup for Fortnite Beta for Android” link
- Enter your email address
Install Fortnite Beta for Android
Once you’ve handed over your email to sign up for Fortnite Beta for Android, the waiting game begins. Since EPIC Games is trying to ensure the best experience possible, they are handing out invites in waves to ensure that things are running smoothly on their servers. Once you make the cut, you’ll receive an email with the instructions to download the Fortnite Beta for Android Installer with all the instructions needed to get the game up and running on your Android phone.
We’ve heard from some of you who claim to have gotten your invitation in a few hours, but like most everyone else, we’re still waiting for our Fortnite Beta for Android invitation after signing up for it nearly 24 hours ago.
How to download Fortnite on Android
Downloading the game is easy. All you need to do is visit the Epic Games website on your smartphone and sign in with your account. If you don’t have an Epic Games account, you can create one. Once that’s done, you will have to select the device you will play the game on. As of now, the game is supported on a limited number of smartphones. Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email to download the APK. Remember, since Epic is not distributing the game through the Google Play Store, you will need to give permission to download the game from other sources. Once the APK is installed, you can fire up the game and wait for the 1.88GB game data to download. How long that will take is subject to your internet connection.
Once the game is installed, you will have to wait for the official invite from Epic Games to start playing Fortnite on Android, so technically, chances are that you still cant play the game on your smartphone.
How to play Fortnite on Android Now!
There is only one way to play Fortnite on your Android smartphone now. Make sure you have a Compatible Samsung device. Fortnite on Samsung devices doesn’t need you to have a pre-existing account. Newcomers to the game can jump right in and unlike other compatible Android smartphones, you don’t need to wait for the official invite if you have a Samsung Galaxy phone.