Fortnite has launched on Android devices. Beta released exclusively on Samsung devices last week, and now it's available on other Android platforms. However, you have to jump through a couple of hoops before you can jump from the combat bus. [ Update: Epic has officially launched Fortnite for Android, removing the need for an invitation to play it. We have an updated guide on how to download Fortnite Android, but the important thing to keep in mind is that it is not in the Google Play Store. Instead, download it from the Epic website, so make sure you're on the real deal, rather than a fraud.
Epic uses a special Fortnite Installer on the company's website so you will not find what you're looking for in the Google Play store like other mobile games. Searching for "Fortnite" or "Fortnite Battle Royale" will not get you anywhere. What kind of Android device you use determines where and how to install the game.
Things are a little easier for you if you have 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, go to the Game Launcher. From there, search for Fortnite and download the installer. That's it. You can also download the game right from the Epics website.
It's with other Android devices where things get difficult. First, check the Epic's list of compatible devices. If your device is eligible, sign up for the Fortnite Android Beta waiting list with your email. Finally, you reach the front of the queue and get an email invitation to the beta. Log in with your epic account to connect to Xbox Live, PSN or PC Battle Pass progress.
After that you have to wait again. Epic reports it should only take a few days for you to get your official invitation to Fortnite beta. Once your invitation is registered, you can download Fortnite Installer. Once it's on your device, you can download the Fortnite app to your phone or tablet.
When the download is complete, wait for Fortnite to boot and log in to your Epic account. From there you can start playing. You are advised to keep Fortnite Installer even after you start playing because the installer is keeping the game up to date with new updates, not the game itself.
If you'd rather avoid waiting for the invitation to the beta, you can delay trying to install Fortnite for the game's official Android launch. The app is still unavailable in the Google Play store when it's released. You may either download the game via Samsung's Game Launcher or from the Epic website.
Fortnite is available on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.