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How to Download Fortnite on Android

Published: 17/Aug/2018 21:04 Updated: 17/Aug/2018 21:11

by Vincent Genova


This guide will show you how to download Fortnite on your Android mobile device.

Fortnite is a runaway success on PC and consoles and a mobile version made its way on to iOS. Finally, Android users will get their chance to download Fortnite on mobile.


Fortnite mobile is avoiding the Google Play Store, meaning downloading the game is a little different than what Android users are accustomed to.

There is also a licensing deal that Fortnite mobile users will have to deal with. Thanks to an exclusivity agreement with Samsung, not everyone will be able to play Fortnite Android at the same time.


However, all Android users who want to download Fortnite can take the steps to prepare right now.

How to Download Fortnite on Android

This section will show users without Samsung devices how to download Fortnite. Samsung users can skip to the next section.

Step 1 – Sign up for the Waiting List

Sign in to your Epic account and sign up for the Android waiting list. The Fortnite waiting list can be found on Epic’s official website.


Step 2 – Download the Fortnite Installer

After you sign up on the waiting list, Epic will send you an email with a download link to the Fortnite Installer.

You must open this email up on the device you plan to play Fortnite on.

Step 3 – Download Fortnite

Run the Fortnite Installer and it will begin to download the Android version of Fortnite to your device.


Since it is not a part of the Play Store, you may have to go into your settings to allow the Installer to download to your device. Before you give it the ok, double check to make sure the installer is from Epic’s official email only, the Fortnite Installer does not exist in the Play Store.

Once the Fortnite Installer is allowed to modify your device, Fortnite will install.


Unfortunately, you will not be able to play Fortnite on your device just yet, but your phone is ready to go for when Epic gives access to non-Samsung users.

How to Download Fortnite on a Samsung Galaxy Android Device

The following devices are allowed to play Fortnite on Android right away:

  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Galaxy Tab S4
  • Galaxy Tab S3

If you own one of those devices, follow the instructions below.

Step 1 – Open the Game Launcher App

Samsung users can open the Game Launcher app on their device and will see the Fortnite Installer. Click on it to install the app, this is not the game yet.

Step 2 – Launch the Fortnite Installer

Once the Fortnite Installer is downloaded, open it up and you will see the option to download Fortnite on Android.

Step 3 – Play Fortnite!

Once the installer does its job, Fortnite will be ready to play on your Galaxy device.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.