It’s no secret that Fortnite has been removed from the Google Play Store and App Store right after publisher Epic Games violated the policy on direct payments for both the stores. Epic Games announced permanent discounts across all platforms if users paid using the new ‘Epic direct payment‘ method on Fortnite’s official website. Here we’ll explain how to download Fortnite on Android using the safest methods, without using the Google Play Store. Although Google removed the game from Play Store, you can still download it on Android, unlike iOS where there’s no way to download Fortnite now.
1. Download Fortnite directly from Epic Games Store
The easiest and quick way is to use the Epic Games Store to download Fortnite Mobile. You just have to search the Epic Games Store online. If you are using desktop then visit the official website from an Android device, or scan the QR code provided on the store.
If you are using an Android device, then follow these steps to download Fortnite on your device:
- Click on the download popup which appears on the screen. Just log in using your regular Epic Games account and click this link to download the Epic Games store.
- Locate the downloaded file on your device and then open it to start and complete the installation process.
- In order to play the game, you have to change the device settings to allow installs from this source. Then approve the installation by clicking on the install button available at the bottom.
2. Download Fortnite from Samsung Store
Samsung, which ranks numero uno in the worldwide smartphone market share (2019) has its own store pre-installed on their devices. You can easily download Fortnite on Android from here as well, but this option is exclusively available for Samsung users. So if you are a Samsung user, this is the preferable way for you among the two to download Fortnite.
Is there any other way?
There are lots of other options available to download the .apk file of Fortnite Mobile but it can be risky for your smartphone. The Epic Games and Samsung store are genuine, trustworthy and work the same way as Google Play or the App Store. That’s the reason why we recommend you to use these two stores only.
Have you come across any other reliable way to download Fortnite on Android? Let us know in the comment section below!