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Fortnite on Android: How to get the APK file

Don't let the Google PlayStore ban get you down. Here's how you can still get Fortnite on Android by downloading the APK file.
Fortnite on Android: How to get the APK file

Since Epic Games deployed the latest Fortnite mobile update, circumventing the 30% cut from Apple and Google on in-game purchases, iOS users are stuck waiting for a resolution. Android users, on the other hand, are not. You can still get Fortnite on Android by downloading the APK file, as Android is a more open system. Here's what you need to do to play Fortnite on your Android device.


How to get Fortnite on Android

If you've been using the Google PlayStore to play Fortnite, then you might not know how to still play the game on your Android device. Luckily, you can still download the Fortnite APK file, and continue playing as if nothing happened.

To get Fortnite on Android devices, you need to follow the simple steps below. Keep in mind Fortnite is quite a hefty download, so be sure to connect to Wi-Fi before starting the APK download.

  1. Make sure your phone's settings allow for third-party APK files to install.
  2. Head on over to Fortnite.com/Android on your mobile device.
  3. Wait for the download to begin, or tap on "Download now" if it doesn't.
  4. Tap on the Fortnite APK file to begin installation and download.
  5. Run Fortnite as if the Google PlayStore ban didn't happen. 

One thing you definitely shouldn't do is download the Fortnite APK from third-party websites. Only use the official Fortnite.com/Android website, as third-party APKs might not all be safe, and could very well install malware on your phone.

There's also a direct QR code you can scan with your phone if you don't like typing out the official website address to get Fortnite on Android.


Fortnite APK on android how to get download
Scan in this QR code to get Fortnite on Android (Picture: Epic Games)

At the time of writing, there is no telling when (or if) the game will return to the Google PlayStore.

While this method does require a few more clicks than just heading to the PlayStore, at least Android users can still play Fortnite, unlike iOS users.