The wait is finally over: Fortnite was just release officially for Android and you can download it right now. However, at the moment, not all devices are compatible with the game since it’s still in beta. In any case, you can download the official APK right now from Uptodown.
How to play Fortnite on Android
According to Epic Games’ official blog, only a few select smartphones can be used to enjoy Fortnite on Android. We don’t know how long this beta phase is going to last, but according to the rumors going around, Fortnite could end up being elusively available on Samsung devices for up to a month or two.
What we are sure about is that you can download the Fortnite APK from our website. The only requirement to be able to play it is to have one of the following devices:
- Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
What’s more, players who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 can also enjoy an exclusive skin. Otherwise, you’ll see a message like the one shown below.
Android devices compatible with Fortnite
Unfortunately, this (temporary) exclusiveness means that you can’t play the game yet if you don’t have a one of the Samsung devices listed above. But never fear: Epic has already given us a confirmed list of devices that will eventually be able to play Fortnite beta. Among the brands listed, you’ll find Xiaomi and ZTE, which were not previously included on the filtered lists. That said, we don’t have any specific dates, so we’ll be updating the information as time goes on. Without further ado, here’s the complete list:
- Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
- Essential: PH-1
- Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- Nokia: 8
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- 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
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
However, not only will Fortnite detect if you have one of these devices, it’ll also know if you’ve modified the phone is some way. According to XDA Developers, you can’t play Fortnite if your device is rooted, has an unlocked bootloader, or if you have USB debugging active. Here’s what you’ll see if you get the error mentioned.
Epic games is taking this release very seriously so that all players get the same experience. If you have an Android device that’s compatible with the game, then you can download and enjoy Fortnite right now from Uptodown.
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