Fortnite, the game that took the gaming world by storm with its amazing gameplay and it is still breaking the record over the internet. Whether you are into the shooting games or not you must have heard about the Fortnite Battle Royale. Fortnite is developed by Epic Games has taken over every other game in last one year. The game is already out for iOS, PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation, and now the Android users are waiting for the game impatiently. Moreover, the company also shared its plan to release the Fortnite mobile for Android users. As Fortnite is available for most of the devices and gaming console players can play online via an internet connection. The players can also play Fortnite Battle Royale over cross-platform, however players using Xbox and PlayStation can't play with each other.
For those who haven't played a single match of Fortnite Battle Royale yet, it is a multiplayer game. In the game, almost 100 players are connected across the world, and they have to fight each other. In order to win the game, each player has to eliminate the opponent using weapons. Players either play alone or compose a team with other players, the last surviving team or the player is declared as the winner. In March 2018, Epic Games announced that it would be releasing the game for mobile users too. The game then released for iOS and then later for Nintendo Switch. The game developer also mentioned that there would be no difference between Fortnite mobile version and the version available on other platforms. Fortnite for mobile platform will contain the same Gameplay, Maps and will receive the same weekly updates.
We have also tried the Fortnite mobile on iOS and it seems precisely the same that we have played on PC and Xbox. However, you may find few small changes like automatic weapon picking, door unlocking, and controller settings may be different a bit. But, the gameplay and every other thing including the environment is the same.
After the company released Fortnite for iOS, it announced that very soon Fortnite will be available for Android users too. After long trail of rumors and leaks Epic game again came to the front stage and announced that it was targeting the summer release. Further, there were rumours that the company will be making available Fortnite for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on August 9 and later on for the rest of Android smartphones. According to the rumors, the game will hit the Android smartphones on August 23rd. Earlier this week, Epic games announce that it won't be releasing the Fortnite Battle Royale on Google Play Store; instead, the game will be available on the company’s website for the users to download it. It is clear that Fortnite doesn't want to share its 30% of profit with Google by putting the game in the app store.
Epic Games also mentioned that the game would be available for the Android users in August, so maybe the 23rd August is the date to look for.
As now we know that Epic games won't be releasing the game on Google Play Store so you won't be able to download it directly. Fortnite Battle Royale Android will be coming in next couple of weeks, so you need to be ready to get it instantly on your phone to enjoy the unlimited shooting game. Fortnite will be available to download after Epic games will announce the Android launch. You need to navigate to the Fortnite official website, and there you will see the download option for Android. Click the option, and it will prepare the downloading, but you need to enable the download from unknown source’ option on your Android smartphone first. By default Android smartphones don't allow you to download any app from outside the Google Play store, so you need to enable it. Here is the process in simple steps.
Make sure that you download the game only form Fortnite official website only, downloading the APK from any other link could get you a virus or corrupted file.
If you want to experience the thrilling shooting game on your Android smartphone, you must know whether it will support Fortinet or not. Here is the list of smartphones that will support Fortnite according to Fortnite official sign-up page’s source code.
Google Pixel 2 / XL
Huawei Mate 10 / Pro / Lite
Huawei Mate 9 / Pro
Huawei P10 / P10 Plus / P10 Lite
Huawei P9 / P9 Lite
Motorola Moto E4 Plus
Motorola Moto G5 / G5 Plus / G5S
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+
Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+
Sony Xperia XZ / XZs / XZ1
Epic games dropped Fortnite first for iOS devices in April, and it was made available via invite-only event. Under this event, the original invite was provided by Epic games to a user, and the user was asked to invite 3 friends using the code, and the chain goes now. However, now the game is available in the App Store for the iOS users simply search Fortinet and download it to start playing. However, you need to select the compatible iOS devices running on iOS 11 that includes, 6S / SE, iPad Mini 4 / Pro / Air 2 / 2017.
For the users who are curious how the invite system works to download Fortnite Mobile here are the steps.
1. To download the Fortnite via an invite you need to get to the official website of Fortnite and register yourself by giving the asked details.
2. Now, you have to wait until you receive the invite from Epic games in the form of a mail just like this one.
3. The invite will have an URL to download the game, and it will take you to the app store, and you can download the game. The URL will work for everyone either you have received an invitation or not.
4. Once you have downloaded the game click it to open, it will ask you whether you have received the invitation or not. In case you have received the mail click yes the game will open, and you can start playing. But, if you haven't received any invite and still click yes it won't open and you need to wait until you receive the mail.
Android users just have to count the days until the game arrives for them, Epic Games is working hard to make this possible. Android smartphone users hold the significant contribution to the mobile app gaming industry and Epic games knows this. Moreover, the company didn't want to share any part of its profit with the app stores, “Epic Games wants to have a direct relationship with our customers on all platforms where possible... physical storefronts and mediators distributors are no longer required. We believe gamers will benefit from competition among software sources on Android.” said Epic CEO in the recent interview.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow