Epic Games is making the headlines with their amazingly popular and free-to-play game, Fortnite Battle Royale. The game is currently the most anticipated one for Android platform as the game is yet to come on the Android platform. Fortnite’s Mobile edition was launched for iOS platform and other gaming consoles, but not for the Android platform. If you’ve been waiting for Fortnite for Android, then here we have prepared a report to know everything about it.
Well, the new Fortnite Battle Royale for Android is soon launching, however, you would not be able to get this game from the official Play Store. Yes, you heard that right. The new Fortnite for Android game will not be available on the Play Store and you would not be able to get it from there on your Android device.
According to XDA Developers, the Fortnite’s Android version will not be published on the Play Store. For that, you have to download and install the game through their official webpage. This is a simple process and all you have to do is just go to their official website and install this game to a respective Android device. Once you get to it, you will be asked to let the third-party game install to your device. Since the game will not be available on the Play Store, you have to give proper permission to install this game on a device.
Currently, Fortnite for iOS from the Epic Site is restricted to use the App Store. The setup process on the Android platform would completely be different than the iOS platform.
You might be wondering why would Epic do such a thing? Well, initially, you have to go to their official website to download the game for your Android device. However, gradually the same game would be bypassed to the Play Store and we would be able to get it from the Play Store. All we have to do is wait for a couple of months. Epic might think about collecting the data of the Android users through their website. With proper permissions, they would collect the data of the users.
Google requires 30% of fees of their in-app purchases and this could be the reason behind Epic is not going to launch this game on the Play Store. So for initial few months, Android users have to go for this game via their official website.
You have to go for the third party source to get this game installed to your Android device. This is not a great and secured way to install any apps or games to your device. This would open the doors to the hackers who would be able to create fake accounts of the Fortnite Games easily. The hackers would easily fool the non-tech-savvy users and encourage them to download the harmful malware to their devices through different ads and links within the game.
If we talk about the iOS edition, you can get this game installed to your iOS device right from the App Store. Epic pays 30% to Apple for placing their in-game purchases features. Hopefully, Epic would eventually launch this game on the Play Store, but after a few months.
Download Fortnite for Android APK
Fornite for Android is yet not released by the publisher and as mentioned above, the game will be available to install from their official website, we would be able to get its APK file soon after its official release. We would let you update with the latest Fortnite APK once it is officially available.
Fortnite for Android: Release Date
According to sources, Epic is soon going to release the Fortnite Battle Royale game’s Android version in the market. The Fortnite for Android will be revealed first for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th. The game will be officially released for the Galaxy Note 9 on August 24th. The official release date of this game for all the other Android devices is September 23rd.
If you’ve been confused whether your Android device is compatible to run this game or not, then here’s a list of all the compatible Android devices for the Fortnite for Android game.
Fortnite Supported Phones on Android
According to the official Sign-up page of Fortnite for Android, you can easily see the Android supported devices. The following list shows the devices equivalent to Galaxy S7 and above devices from various manufacturers.
- Google Pixel 2 / Google Pixel XL
- Huawei Mate 10 / Huawei Pro / Huawei Lite
- Huawei Mate 9 / Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei P10 / Huawei P10 Plus / Huawei P10 Lite
- Huawei P9 / Huawei P9 Lite
- Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
- LG G6
- LG V30 / LG V30
- Motorola Moto E4 Plus
- Motorola Moto G5 / Motorola G5 Plus / Motorola G5S
- Motorola Moto Z2 Play
- Nokia 6
- Razer Phone
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime / Galaxy J7 Pro / Galaxy J7 2017
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)
- Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+
- Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+
- Sony Xperia XA1 / Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra / Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
- Sony Xperia XZ / Sony Xperia XZs / Sony Xperia XZ1
All of the above-listed Android-powered devices will support the upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale game. It is unclear whether the above list will expand in the future or not. More information will be provided on the official sign-up page in the coming days.