Fortnite has been out on various mobile devices for some time now, but the app that you play it on has recently undergone a bit of a change. Instead of operating as just the Fortnite app, the app is now simply called Epic Games, and acts much more like a launcher for the game. Thankfully, downloading the app is still just as easy as ever, and while certain Android devices will still have to register with Epic Games in order to play, Samsung Galaxy device owners have it a bit easier.
Because the Epic Games app does not exist on the Google Play Store, Galaxy device owners will instead have to find it in the Galaxy App Store. After tweaking the name and changing the app from Fortnite to Epic Games, players will now have to find that in their devices app store. Thankfully, it's just as simple to do, so check out below on how to get playing.
How to download Epic Games from the Galaxy App Store
The Epic Games app is easiest to download on a Samsung Galaxy phone. Available on the Galaxy S7 and up, it can be downloaded from the Galaxy App Store.
It's easy to forget that Samsung has its own dedicated app store and chances are you've never used before, so we'll walk through the steps of downloading the Fortnite Installer.
- Swipe up to open the app drawer.
- Tap on the Samsung Apps folder.
Tap to launch the Galaxy App Store.
- You should see a Fortnite banner under the Games tab at the bottom of the screen, but if not, just search for Epic Games.
- Download Epic Games.
Once you've downloaded the installer, the app will install the game itself. Once you open the app, you'll then have to login with your Epic Games account, and will be able to download any updates that Fortnite might acquire. The app now functions similarly to the Epic Games launcher on PC, but once you have it downloaded, you'll be able to jump into Fortnite and play it just as you always have.
How to get the game on other Android phones
To play Fortnite on a non-Samsung device, you must first register with Epic Games and then wait to receive your invitation to download the game. Epic Games will eventually email you the link to the Fortnite installer.
The Android beta is available for the following devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
- Google Pixel and Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- ASUS ROG Phone
- ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro
- ASUS Zenfone5Z
- ASUS Zenfone V
- Essential PH-1
- Huawei Honor 10
- Huawei Honor Play
- Huawei Mate 10 and Mate Pro
- Huawei Mate RS
- Huawei Nova 3
- Huawei P20 and P20 Pro
- Huawei Honor V10
- LG G5
- LG G6
- LG G7
- LG ThinQ
- LG V20
- LG V30 and V30+
- Nokia 8
- OnePlus 5 and 5T
- OnePlus 6
- Razer Phone
- Xiaomi Blackshark
- Xiaomi Mi 5, 5S and 5S Plus
- Xiaomi Mi 6 and 6 Plus
- Xiaomi Mi 8, 8 Explorer, and 8SE
- Xiaomi Mi Mix
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
- Xiaomi Mi Note 2
- ZTE Axon 7 and 7 S
- ZTE Axon M
- ZTE Nubia Z17
- ZTE Nubia Z11
Since Epic Games decided to release the game outside of the confines of the Google Play Store, to download Fortnite on your phone you'll first need to go into your phone settings and allow installation of apps from unknown sources. Epic Games will be sending you a link to download the Fortnite Installer which will then install Fortnite on your phone. It's a pretty straightforward procedure — the hardest part might be waiting for an invite to play.
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Update October 24, 2019: Updated the article to reflect the Epic Games app updating.
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