How to install Fortnite for Android on non-Samsung phones


Fortnite for Android is one of the most anticipated games we’ve seen in a long time. EPIC Games initially launched the Fortnite Beta for Android, locking it down to a select number of Samsung devices. But now, they’re opening it up to quite a few other Android devices, just as long as the phone is running a powerful processor and has 3-4GB of RAM. You can find the full list of compatible Android phones on the Fortnite Beta for Android official landing page.

Unfortunately, EPIC Games has chosen to release the mobile version of Fortnite directly through its website rather than putting it on Google Play. EPIC Games isn’t happy about the cut Google takes from app and games sales and would rather handle distribution of the game on its own. This means you’ll need to download the APK from Fortnite’s website and sideload it on your phone, but once the initial installation is complete, EPIC Games will be handling updates to the game directly through its own installer.

If you’ve been dying to play Fortnite on your Android phone, follow the instruction below.

Sign up for Fortnite Beta for Android

  1. Visit the Fortnite Beta for Android landing page
  2. Verify that your device is on the list of compatible devices
  3. Click the “Signup for Fortnite Beta for Android” link
  4. Enter your email address

Install Fortnite Beta for Android

Once you’ve handed over your email to sign up for Fortnite Beta for Android, the waiting game begins. Since EPIC Games is trying to ensure the best experience possible, they are handing out invites in waves to ensure that things are running smoothly on their servers. Once you make the cut, you’ll receive an email with the instructions to download the Fortnite Beta for Android Installer with all the instructions needed to get the game up and running on your Android phone.

We’ve heard from some of you who claim to have gotten your invitation in a few hours, but like most everyone else, we’re still waiting for our Fortnite Beta for Android invitation after signing up for it nearly 24 hours ago.


Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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