An online game that made itself special by allowing players to play with different skills made it one of the most popular games of 2017. I’m talking about the Epic Game Store’s Fortnite. In that period, the developers created a prominent battle royale game to compete with PUBG Mobile. In August 2022, the game was downloaded 129 million times from both the Google Play Store and the App Store.

From that number, you can imagine how trustworthy Fortnite is. Yet by 2020, it was found that Fortnite had developed its own payment system and violated the policies of both the Google Play Store and the App Store. Therefore, both stores removed it from their platforms. And from that point on, no one saw the real gameplay of Fortnite. But do not worry; below, we will discuss a complete download guide for it.

How to Download and Install Fortnite on Android Devices

Well, being out of the App Store as well, there is no chance to play Fortnite on Apple devices. However, all Android users can download Fortnite from their websites. You can either download it yourself or follow the instructions. Samsung devices are fortunate enough to have a right-away option in their Galaxy Store.

Note: Before going through the installation procedure, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements, which are Android 8 or higher, an Adreno 530 or equivalent processor, and 4GB of RAM.

  1. Visit Fortnite’s official download page.
  2. Tap on “Download Fortnite” and then on “Get it from Epic Games.”
  3. Following this, tap on the prompt that appears for downloading the Epic Games APK.
  4. Once it finishes, head to settings and enable the installation of apps from unknown sources.
  5. Install the downloaded Epic Games APK file and open it.
  6. From there, search for Fortnite and tap on “Get.”
  7. In a moment, Fortnite will be available on your phone.

The region you are playing in does not allow you to play Fortnite. The above method will provide a different level of gameplay experience. We can obtain the option for this purpose, but for that, you must have a rooted device, Magisk, GL Tools, Root Explorer, and the Fortnite APK. So, let’s learn how to get Fortnite on a rooted device.

  1. On your device, open Magisk.
  2. From its settings, enable Magisk Core-only mode.
  3. Launch Root File Explorer and navigate to your build.prop, under the /system section of your device.
  4. Open build.prop in a text editor and change the following lines to match:



  1. Using Magisk Hide, hide all the rooted apps, including the system UI.
  2. Now download and instal the Fortnite APK. (Do not open here.)
  3. Reopen Magisk and hide the Fortnite app.
  4. Then disable the developer option and reboot your device.
  5. That’s it; now you can play Fortnite.

Besides that, you can download Fortnite through the Galaxy Store by navigating to the Open Galaxy Store, downloading the Epic Games Store, opening the Epic Games Store, and downloading Fortnite from there. However, note that this method might only work on some Samsung phones, as we tested it on a Samsung phone running Android 12.

In conclusion, Fortnite is still banned in India, but you can still play it using the above-mentioned methods. You may hope that the game will be unbanned soon, but there is no chance of it returning. It may be possible in the future, but until then, the above method must be employed. If any user has a question, please ask it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do you get Fortnite on Android if your device is not supported?

Ans. Install the app “GSM Fix Fortnite for Android,” and it will run properly.

Q2. Which device can download the Fortnite apk?

Ans. All the supported platforms can download the APK.

Q3. Is Fortnite for Android available in India?

Ans. You can get it from the Epic Games Store instead of the Google Play Store.

Q4: Why can’t Fortnite be downloaded on Android?

Ans. Fortnite violated Google Play Store rules, and as a result, it was discarded from there.