How to in­stall Fort­nite on An­droid, and ev­ery phone that can play it

Not ev­ery phone can hop on­board the bat­tle bus. These ones can.

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Epic Games’ Fort­nite is eat­ing the world, and now the bat­tle royale game (and oc­ca­sional golf sim­u­la­tor) is fi­nally com­ing to An­droid. Sam­sung Galaxy de­vices held exclusive ac­cess to the Fort­nite beta for now, but Epic has started rolling out in­vites to own­ers of other phones as well.

Can your phone even play Fort­nite for An­droid, though? The game re­quires some se­ri­ous graph­i­cal horse­power de­spite its car­toon­ish looks.

If you’re an An­droid user and want to gain ac­cess to Fort­nite, we have you cov­ered here. Fol­low­ing our in­struc­tions, we also have a full list of phones that can play Fort­nite on An­droid.

HOW TO PLAY FORT­NITE ON AN­DROID

To cel­e­brate the launch of the Galaxy Note 9( go.pc­world.com/hon9), Sam­sung Galaxy own­ers can play the Fort­nite beta right now. Any­one who has a Galaxy S7 or later, the Galaxy Note 8, or Galaxy Tab S3 or S4 will find a Fort­nite icon in Sam­sung’s Game Launcher app. (You can find it in your app drawer.) Just tap it to start down­load­ing the game.

If you pre­order the Galaxy Note 9 via Sam­sung.com ( go.pc­world.com/prn9), the com­pany will also give you a whop­ping 15,000 V-bucks ( go.pc­world.com/frvb) to use in Fort­nite along with an exclusive Galaxy out­fit. It’s pretty slick.

Ev­ery­one else must sign up for in­vi­ta­tions to the beta, which will roll out in waves. Head over to the of­fi­cial Fort­nite for An­droid page ( go.pc­world.com/ftbt) and reg­is­ter with your email. Epic will even­tu­ally send you an in­vi­ta­tion email with in­struc­tions on how to in­stall the game, which isn’t be­ing dis­trib­uted through the Google Play Store. Do not down­load any­thing claim­ing to be Fort­nite in Google Play—it’s a scam.

You’ll need to down­load the Fort­nite

In­staller app. If you’re us­ing de­fault An­droid set­tings, you’ll see a warn­ing about down­load­ing and in­stalling APKS from un­known sources. Con­firm you’re on the Epic Games web­site (epicgames. com) be­fore you down­load any files (an in­vi­ta­tion scheme like this is bound to draw phishing schemes ga­lore) and grant Chrome per­mis­sion to do so. The Fort­nite In­staller will in­stall; fol­low the on-screen prompts to fin­ish in­stalling Fort­nite. When you’re done, be sure to re­voke Chrome’s abil­ity to down­load apps from un­known sources to stay as safe as pos­si­ble.

WHAT AN­DROID PHONES CAN PLAY FORT­NITE

You’re go­ing to need a fairly beefy phone to play Fort­nite on An­droid. Epic says ( go. pc­world.com/epfq) these de­vices will be able to hop on­board the bat­tle bus im­me­di­ately af­ter re­ceiv­ing an in­vi­ta­tion. The good news:

The exclusive Galaxy out­fit for Fort­nite on An­droid.

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