You can sign up for the Fortnite Android beta today, which will allow you to start playing Fortnite on your Android phone.
You’ll need to sign up and wait for an email to join, but you can expect quick access. The Fortnite Android beta is open to any Android phone now, as long as it’s compatible with the game. This comes after a weekend of Samsung exclusivity.
You cannot download Fortnite from Google Play, only through Samsung or through the Epic Games website.
Here’s the Fortnite Android compatibility list for the beta, phones that will soon work, minimum specs for unlisted phones and information on why you shouldn’t download random Fortnite apk files that promise hacks to work on any phone.
If you already play Fortnite Battle Royale, you can bring your progress and purchases, like the Fortnite Season Pass along to Android.
How to Play Fortnite on Android Today
The Fortnite Android beta starts today for many Android phones. Epic Games announced this on stage at the Galaxy Note 9 event. You don’t need the Galaxy Note 9 or a Samsung phone to play, but you do need a relatively recent device to handle the game.
- Go to the Fortnite Android Beta site.
- Click Sign Up for Email Invite.
- Choose if you play Fortnite already.
- If you do play Fortnite on another system, choose the system and login.
- After you login, choose the Android device you own.
From there, you’ll be put on a waiting list for the game. You will get an email that will send you the Fortnite Android beta installer.
How to Install the Fortnite Android Beta
Once you sign up, you will get an email with more information about joining the Fortnite Android beta.
The email arrived instantly for me, and I was able to download and pre-install the Fortnite beta.
- Open the email on your Android phone.
- Tap on Get Started.
- Choose to Install from Samsung or Epic Games
If you choose Samsung it will download an installer that you can install without changing any settings on your device.
For users that install from Epic Games, you will need to allow your phone to install from unknown sources. Tap on Settings and then enable the install.
Download the installer and then continue as normal.
After you install Fortnite for Android with the Installer, you will need to download a large 1.88GB update to the game, so plan for doing that on WiFi.