Here is how you can immediately download and install Fortnite Android Beta on your Android smartphone. Alongside today’s Galaxy Note 9 release, Fortnite’s CEO took the stage to announce Fortnite Android Beta. As a partnership with Samsung, the game is currently available only for compatible select smartphones. If you want to test out the new game on your Samsung Galaxy or even non-Galaxy Android device, read ahead for complete instructions on how to install Fortnite Android Beta right now.
Battle Royale genre has really kicked off in the past year with Fortnite leading the wave. Best part of Fortnite is, it is free to play and supports cross-platform play. For now, Android users can play alongside their friends even if they own an iOS device. Now, as for Fortnite Android Beta installation, it is a bit tricky. For complete step-by-step instructions, continue reading ahead.
How to Install Fortnite Android Beta
Epic Games, developers behind Fortnite, decided to distribute the app through their own network rather than choosing Google Play. As for Samsung users, on top of Epic Games website, Galaxy Apps store is another viable option through which users can install the app.
Before we begin, please make sure your device falls in the following device compatibility list.
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
- Galaxy S8
- Galaxy S8+
- Galaxy S9
- Galaxy S9+
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy Tab S3
- Galaxy Tab S4
- 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
Now, follow the steps ahead to install Fortnite Android Beta.
Method 1: Download Fortnite APK
Step 1 – Download Fortnite APK:
Size: 90.52 MB
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, we have written a tutorial. See link below on where to find this setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, tap on the install button at the bottom right.
Step 5 – Once installation is complete, the wizard will display the following status. Tap on Open to go straight to the app or on Done to close wizard and manually start the app from its shortcut.
Method 2: Galaxy App Store – Only for Samsung Devices
Step 1 – Open Galaxy Apps store on your smartphone. Do so by clicking on the shortcut or searching for it through your phone’s app search.
Step 2 – As Fortnite is featured, it should be displayed on the main landing page of Galaxy Apps. If not, search for Fortnite and tap on the first search result and now click on Install.
Step 3 – Once Galaxy Apps finishes installation, click on Open. It will ask for Storage permission, allow it.
Step 4 – This installer would again download some data and proceed to installation. Once completed, click on launch.
Step 5 – Now, the app would boot up but this time, it will start downloading all assets. Let it finish.
That’s it! You should now have a running installation of Fortnite Android Beta on your smartphone.
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