Technology

How to download Fortnite on your Android devices

Fortnite developers have revealed which handsets will be able to play the popular game.

After much speculation it has been confirmed that Fortnite will finally launch on Android.

The popular survival game’s arrival on the operating system was announced alongside an early exclusivity deal with Samsung, at the launch of the new Galaxy Note 9.

But it won’t be too long until other handsets can get playing as well…

When is Fortnite launching on Android?

Samsung Galaxy owners can already take advantage of the Fortnite Android beta, as part of the exclusive deal with the phone maker, but it will only last until August 12.

Fortnite's Galaxy outfit
Buyers of the new Galaxy Note 9 will also get access to a new Galaxy outfit. (Epic Games)

Fortnite hasn’t announced exactly when other Android devices will be able to download the game, but said it would open more widely “over the next few days”.

As it’s a beta, there is a waiting list to get on board, so you will have to sign up via the Fortnite website and wait for your invite email to arrive before you can play.

Which smartphones can download Fortnite?

Samsung Galaxy devices can download the beta first. This includes all the the Galaxy S devices from the S7 onwards and the Note 8, as well as the Tab S3 and Tab S4.

Note 8
The previous Note 8 and the new Note 9 will be among the phones to get Fortnite on Android first (Samsung)

Once the beta opens up more widely, other devices that will be able to download the game include:

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, Mat 10 Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20, P20 Pro, V10
LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30, V30+
Nokia: 8
OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
Razer: Phone
Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 6, Mi 6 Plus, Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer, Mi 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
ZTE: Axon 7, Axon 7s, Axon M, Nubia, Nubia Z17, Nubia Z17s, Nubia Z11

How do I download Fortnite?

Fortnite for Android
Players will have to sign up to a waiting list first (Epic Games)

Fortnite will not be available from the Google Play Store.

Instead, you will have to download the game directly from the official Fortnite website and sign up to the beta waiting list.

You will receive an invitation to play the game via email once it’s ready for your device.

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 for the first month to get full access

Technology

Today's horoscope

Horoscope


See a different horoscope: