players on Android received a big surprise Thursday when the battle royale game . The move came after publisher Epic Games tried to get around the 30% fee Apple and Google charge developers for transactions on their respective platforms. In turn, the two companies removed Fortnite from their app stores, which led to while promoting the hashtag #FreeFortnite on social media.
Don’t fret, Android users. We’ll show you how to download and play Fortnite on your phone or tablet. Just make sure your deviceand get ready to download some additional apps.
Get Fortnite directly from Epic Games
The Google Play Store is the primary spot to download the Android game, but in the case of Fortnite, players can download it directly from Epic. A visit for the Fortnite Android page on the publisher’s site will display a QR code. Scan it with your Android device to start the download.
Back in 2018, Samsung struck a deal with Epic to make Fortnite a timed exclusive for the Samsung Galaxy Store. It’s still available for download there for Samsung device owners.
What if I already have Fortnite installed from the Google Play Store?
The good news is that you can still play the game just fine. The bad news is you won’t be able to update Fortnite. This legal development comes at an interesting time, with the next season starting Aug. 27. Each season consists of a major update to the game, and it’s unclear if players with previous versions of the game will be able to participate.