Ever since Fortnite Battle Royale was released on iOS, there was a massive amount of posts on various forums, asking Epic when they would release the Android version. On August 9th, Epic released the Fortnite Android closed beta but it was only limited to the Samsung Galaxy phones. Gamers with other Android devices had to sign-up for a chance to get into the beta.
Fortnite is rolling out on Android starting today! Samsung Galaxy devices are the first to be invited. Visit the Android Beta blog for more info: https://t.co/8tHugR4icI #FortniteAndroid pic.twitter.com/bAwZ0LZZMh
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 9, 2018
By October 11th, they made it available for all Android devices. Anyone with an Android device can download the game and play it for free. The game is not available on the Playstore however. To download the game, you have to visit Epic’s Fortnite website. The Fortnite Android beta file size is around 1.20 GB.
No invite needed – download the Fortnite Beta now on any compatible Android device 📱
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 11, 2018
Here’s Epic’s list of compatible devices for the Android version of Fortnite:
- Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, 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 / Phone 2
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
- HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11/ U11+, U12+
- Lenovo: Moto Z/Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
- Sony: Xperia XZ/Premium, Xzs, XZ1/Compact, XZ2/Premium/Compact, XZ3
If your phone is not on the list, it might still work if the following specifications are met:
- OS: Recommended Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit.
- RAM: 3GB or higher.
- GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher.
Epic also mentioned that the Android and iOS users will only be matched against other mobile players. This means that you will not be put in a match against PC or console players, which would be extremely unfavorable.
Fortnite Android does not support Keyboard and Mouse, removing you from the match if you try to use them. Also, there is no voice support on Fortnite Android currently.