Fortnite Mobile takes the battle royale experience you know and love, and squeezes it down onto your phone screen. It's still the same game though, and can be played cross-platform if you want. Fortnite is now on iOS and android, though the details can be a little tricky to get your head around. Fear not though, because we've got all the info you need to know in this Fortnite Mobile Guide. We'll go over what devices are supported, give you details on the Fortnite Android Beta, and more.
Fortnite Mobile is the full Battle Royale Mode experience, which means it allows players to take part in the Seasons and weekly challenges. Currently we're on the Week 5 challenges.
Fortnite Android Mobile Release Date?
Fortnite Android currently doesn't have a release date. Epic has previously stated that Fortnite Mobile for Android will be releasing in Summer 2018, though we have yet to receive any further details. A Fortnite Android beta has just been announced though (see below), meaning that it will likely release sooner rather than later..
As of August 9, 2018, Fortnite Season 5 is live in Fortnite Mobile week 5. However there's still no word from Epic on a release date for Fortnite on Android
The latest rumors are true, and Fortnite Android is indeed ditching the Google Play Store. Many are predicting that Fortnite Android will launch exclusively alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, with the game being exclusive to the device for 30 days from then on. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches on August 24, which would mean that Android users won't be able to jump into Fortnite mobile until towards the end of September, 2018.
Fortnite Android Mobile Beta
It has just been announced that Fortnite android will be getting a beta. It starts rolling out today (August 9) for samsung users, and will open up to other devices over the next few days. It'll give Android users a chance to try out the game.
What Devices are Supported for Fortnite Android
Fortnite on Android is open to a wide variety of devices. We've included all compatible mobile devices below:
- Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
- 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 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- Nokia: 8
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- 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
Fortnite Mobile on Android and iOS
Fortnite Mobile squeezes the full Fortnite experience onto mobile screens. It’s got all of the features you know and love, including weekly challenges, duos and squad play, and Battle Pass goodies. You can pick up the current Season 5 Battle Pass, and spend your hard earned V-bucks on new skins. There’s no Save the world here though, but that’s likely not what you’ll be up for playing on Fortnite Mobile anyway.
As with all the other versions of Fortnite, Fortnite Mobile allows you to crossplay with friends and other players on other devices. You can face-off against players on Xbox One and Switch, though PS4 players can’t get in on the action.
Fortnite Mobile transfers its controls pretty well to a touch screen. There are two separate modes: combat mode, and build mode. In combat mode, you press down on the screen to move, tap to crouch, drag across the screen to aim, and tap to shoot. In build mode, you’ll be moving in the same way by dragging your finger in a direction, though the build options will be overlayed on the screen. You just have to tap the options you want to place them in the world. It's expected that, when it finally launches at least, Fortnite Android support various Bluetooth game controllers, but the iOS version doesn't support this without some tedious extra work.
How to Download Fortnite on Android
Epic Games is not going to be offering up Fortnite Android via the Google Play Store. Instead, they'll be using their own launcher. You can sign up for the Fortnite Android Beta via this link.
How to Get and Download Fortnite Mobile iOS - What iPhones and iPads Can You Play Fortnite Mobile on
Fortnite Mobile iOS is now available for download on the iOS App Store. All you need to do is search for the game and then download it. It's worth noting that while Fortnite Mobile is free to play, there are options to buy things in the game, such as Fortnite skins and the seasonal Battle Pass. Otherwise, you can easily pick up new skins using V-Bucks earned while you play
To play Fortnite on your iOS device, you’ll need at least one of the following: iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4/Pro/Air 2, all of which have to be running on at least iOS 11.
Fortnite Android App Scam Warning
Fortnite Mobile is not out on Android devices yet. Keep this in mind when browsing the web, as there are many malicious sites claiming to have APK files of the game already. This is simply not true, and is a phishing tactic being used to scam would-be players. Only download Fortnite through official channels, and when you know that Fortnite Android has officially launched. You can keep checking back here for news of when it launches fully on Android. This also rings true for the Fortnite Android Beta, which is not available on the Google Play Store. Any Fortnite listings you see will be fake, as the beta can only be installed via Epic’s own launcher, obtained by visiting their site.
Fortnite Android Out of Memory Issue Fix
There have been reports since the Fortnite Android Beta launched that 4GB Android owners are encountering a memory issue that's causing poor performance. Well, the way to fix it is pretty simple. All you need to do is close background apps, and chrome tabs as well. This should improve performance significantly.
You may have seen the new Fortnite Galaxy Skin cropping up in-game. well in order to get the Fortnite Galaxy Skin, you need to own either a Samsung Note 9, or Galaxy Tab S4. For more info on how to do so, head over to our Fortnite Galaxy Skin Guide.
So there you have it, everything you need to know about Fortnite Mobile. If you'd like a little more info on the game, head on over to our Fortnite Tips and Tricks, or take a look at our guide to Fortnite on Switch.