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How to install Fortnite on Android phones without using Google’s Play Store

Fortnite banned by Apple and Google: Everything you need to know.


Google, Apple, and publisher Epic Games made it a little harder to play the popular battle royale game after Thursday’s legal actions between the companies.

Don’t fret, Android users. We’ll show you how to download and play Fortnite on your phone or tablet. Just make sure your device is compatible with Fortnite and get ready to download some additional apps.

Why only for Android without iOS? Since there is currently (probably forever) no way to download Fortnite for iOS devices, only direct source from the App Store.

With Android, we can download this game on the Google Play Store, but since Android is an open operating system, even if it is deleted from there, we can still download it in another way.

Get Fortnite directly from Epic Games

The Google Play Store is the primary place to download the Android game from, but players can also download it directly from Epic. A visit to the Fortnite Android page on the publisher’s site will display a QR code. Scan it with your Android device to start the download.

How to install Fortnite on Android phones without using Google's Play Store
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Samsung Galaxy store

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.

How to install Fortnite on Android phones without using Google's Play Store
Galaxy Store

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 brings a major update to the game, and it’s unclear if players with previous versions of the game will be able to participate.


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