Fortnite has been the runaway title of the season and became a household name where 100 players jump from a bus on an island and fight till death. The game is available to download on iOS’ app store, it is strangely missing on Android’s Playstore.
From last year the battle-royal has been all the rage with titles like PUBG, COD, and Fortnite.
When Bluehole dropped PUBG Mobile no expected it to be such a big hit dropped it is raking millions.
Epic games the developer and publisher of this also jumped on this bandwagon with a Galaxy exclusive launch of Fortnite.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a battle royale game in which 100 players jump from a bus flying above the island.
Players should parachute to safety and loot weapons and supplies for an incoming fight with other players.
After the initial drop, the zone collapses forcing players to get closer to start the fight.
It is mostly similar to the Fortnite experience you would get on PC, Xbox, and PS4. Epic games have ported all weapons maps and game mechanics to mobile platforms.
There are some mechanics that are preprogrammed to help improve the gameplay like the auto opening of doors and auto pickup of guns and items.
It also comes with aim assist which helps in aiming and shooting on smaller devices. There are some extra buttons to help in building your traps.
Gamers will also get an indicator of shooting and footstep on the map in closer range because audio processing is limited on mobile devices and demands resources.
Fortnite mobile uses a touch-based layout which can be customized. If you are trying to play seriously look up the claw control which helps in faster movements and shooting.
All skins and customization are available on mobile platforms.
Fortnite is available to download on the Apple app store.
Let’s clear one thing up Fortnite is not available on Google play store.
Epic game stated that they want to build a direct relation to the users but it could have more to do with the 30℅ fees.
How to Install Fortnite on Android
For installation on Android, users have to visit fortnite.com/android on their smartphone browser which can Mozilla, Chrome, Brave, etc.
- After opening the link you will find a link to download Fortnite apk.
- Size of installation apk 2Mb which downloads an additional 2 GB of data.
- While installing the apk you must provide the permission to install an apk from unknown sources.
Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
Google: Pixel / XL, Pixel 2 / XL
Asus: ROG, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
Razer: Phone / Phone 2
Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11 / U11+, U12+
Lenovo: Moto Z / Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
Sony: Xperia XZ / Premium, XZs, XZ1 / Compact, XZ2 / Premium / Compact, XZ3
This is the list released by the official Fortnite source.
Don’t let your hope down if your device is not on the list. This list showcases devices which should run the game without any problems. Otherwise, if your device meets the minimum requirement it will also run the game.
Android Version: Recommended is 8
Ram :3 GB or more
GPU: Adreno 530 or above Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
If any device meets these requirements, it will run Fortnite on Android.
Why Fortnite is not available on the play store?
Even though Epic Games says it wants to build a direct connection with Fortnite players but its stance with Apple ecosystem suggests something else.
Both Google and Apple charge 30 % on any transaction done in an app available on their platform.
Epic Games might be missing some of the player base due to its absence from Playstore but it is an economically efficient decision.