Fortnite can still be installed on Android; Here’s how

Fortnite has been kicked out of the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for violating the respective store guidelines. Until they work this out, it’s the end of the road for iOS users. Fortunately, those on Android can still enjoy the game.

If you’re using a Samsung phone, Fortnite is available on the Galaxy App Store. You can also get the Epic Games app from the AppGallery if you’re using a Huawei device.

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For other Android users, here are some methods on how to get it.

Install Fortnite from the Epic Games Android app

One way to get Fortnite is to download and install it (or sideload) from the Epic Games app. Its relatively safe, since the APK files will come directly from Epic Games. Still, sideloading has its own risks and challenges.

  1. Go to and download the Epic Games app (EpicGamesApp.apk).
  2. Once its done downloading, tap to install. You might be asked to give it the necessary permissions to do so.
  3. Open the Epic Games App. Look for Fortnite. Tap install.
  4. Once its done, you can launch it and sign in with your account.

Install Fortnite from third party app stores

This method is trickier. And it’s less secure too. Downloading APKs from third party stores are risky and could be fraught with malware. Now that you’ve been warned, let’s take a look at how.

In this case, we’ll be using APKPure. While we can’t really vouch for the site, we have used it on our Huawei smartphones for awhile now.

  1. Download and install the APKPure app from
  2. Open the APKPure app, and look for Fortnite. Tap install.
  3. Login with our Epic account or create a new one (if you don’t have an account).
  4. It will take you to an install screen for Fortnite. Tap install. Take note that the game has a file size of 8.2GB
  5. Once its done, you can launch it and sign in with your account.

And that’s it. Either method should work. Take note of the risks involved in each installation.

With regards to V-bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency, you can still buy it from Epic Games’ site.

This is what it takes to continue enjoying Fortnite on your Android smartphone, until Epic and Apple/Google work things out.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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