Installation Guide: How to Download Fortnite For Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac

Two years ago, the beta version of Fortnite made its way to Android platforms but only for selected Samsung mobile devices. A few days after, Epic began sending invites for the Android version to registered users for non-Samsung devices and it took two months before it became available to all (even without the invites). However, it was quite a tricky process for Android users to download Fortnite on their devices. Users had to sideload an installer app from APK file provided by Epic through their official webpage. The reason why Epic Games made Fortnite Battle Royale semi-exclusive is to iron out any potential issues before its full release. Also, they had some issues with the Google Play Store’s revenue-sharing requirement.

Finally, after two years of waiting, Android users can now download Fortnite on their devices without going through tricky sideloading processes. Fortnite is now officially available via Google Play Store. You can now download this epic game in just a few steps and allow us to guide you through.


The process is very simple and it works the same way on how you normally download apps via Google Play Store.

  1. Access the Google Play Store App on your Phone.
  2. Search “Fortnite” from the search bar and tap the one officially distributed by Epic Games Inc.
  3. Tap the Install button and viola! You already have the game and you are ready to go!

Just be mindful that Fortnite is a very large game that requires a huge space from your mobile. So make sure to clear up your storage for full Fortnite gaming experience. The current version requires Android 7.1 and above with a download size of more than 7GB. Fortnite is a high-fidelity game that is compatible with devices running 64-bit Android on an ARM64 processor, Android OS 8.0 or higher, minimum 4GB of RAM, and GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher.


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It is also interesting to note that Fortnite is one of the mobile games that can smoothly run in 60FPS (frame per second) but only those high-end Android phones can pull it off. Some of the devices that can run 60 FPS include Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (USA variant only) Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Note 10+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy A90 5G, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, HONOR View20, Huawei Mate 20 X, Huawei P30 / P30 Pro, Sony Xperia 1, Xiaomi Mi9, OnePlus 7 Pro, ASUS ROG Phone II.


iOS device owners are the first ones to experience the mobile beta version of Fortnite Battle Royale. The beta version was initially released in March 2018 but only through limited invites until it became available to all iOS phone users the following month. Unlike the tricky process of the Android version, the Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS can be downloaded directly on Apple App Store. To download the game on your device, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Access the App Store from your device.
  2. Search “Fortnite” on the search bar and tap the one officially distributed by Epic Games
  3. Tap “Get” to start downloading. You might also be asked to enter the password of your Apple ID account.
  4. Once the download is complete, tap the Open button and start playing Fortnite Battle Royale on your device.

The initial download size of Fortnite from the App Store is 237.4 MB but after installing the app itself, more data needs to be downloaded within the app before you can play. Wait until the download process is complete. Once done, you can now access Fortnite. The game will ask you to either sign in using your existing account or create a new one.

It is important to note that the app is compatible with all iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as long as they have iOS version 11.0 and higher. Unfortunately, the game is no longer compatible to devices such as iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus; iPad Air, Mini 2, 3; iPod Touch 6th gen and lower. MFi controllers, including the Gamevice and Steelseries Nimbus, are also compatible with the Fortnite Battle Royale version in iOS.

Fortnite iOS version can also run smoothly in 60 FPS but only selected iOS devices can pull it off. Some of the iOS devices that can support 60 FPS gameplay include XS, XS Max, XR, iPad Pro 2018, iPad Pro 2017 10.5, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. The game is also not compatible with jailbroken devices. Lower versions of iOS can still download the game but with higher chances of experiencing multiple performance issues.


Fortnite Battle Royale was initially released in early access on September 2017 for both Microsoft Windows and macOS. The game was also made available to other ports such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In order to play this game on your PC, you have to download it directly from Epic Games’ Official web page but make sure you meet all the system requirements for your PC, otherwise, you might encounter performance and installation issues. Here’s how you can download Fortnite on your PC.

  1. Visit, the official webpage of Fortnite (Epic Games are the team behind this highly successful game).
  2. Tap the Download link located on the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. This will prompt you to a page asking you on “How would you like to play” with five clickable icons below it. Tap the PC/MAC icon.
  4. It will initially verify your Operating system and will ask you to Sign Up. Fill up all the information needed and tap Continue. You can also sign in using your existing account.
  5. Once done, it will prompt you back to the same EpicGames page. Tap the Download link again from the upper right corner and select the PC/Mac icon again.
  6. This time, the Installer File will be downloaded. Open the download file.
  7. A Dialogue Box will pop up. Select Run and then Install.
  8. When Fortnite is installed on your PC, you can click Launch to play Fortnite. You can also launch Fortnite by double-clicking its shortcut on your desktop.

download fortniteAgain, there will be a strict system requirement to download Fortnite in PC successfully. The recommended system requirements for Fortnite are the following.

  • Operating System: Windows 10/8/7
  • System Type: 54 Bit
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU (Intel HD 4000 Minimum)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (4 GB RAM Minimum)
  • Processor: Core i5 2.8 GHz (Core i3 2.4 GHz minimum)
  • HDD Space: 20 GB (16 GB minimum)
  • DirectX : DirectX 11.0

download fortnite HOW TO DOWNLOAD FORTNITE for MAC

The process of installing Fortnite in Mac is basically the same as Windows. Although Mac and iOS are both products of Apple, the installation process for Fortnite is quite different. For the Mac version of Fortnite, you do not have to access the Apple App Store. Instead, you have to do the same method that we instruct for Microsoft Windows. Like the instruction above, be sure that your Mac PC has all the minimum requirements to install and play this epic game. Here’s the step by step installation guideline on how to download Fortnite in Mac.

  1. Visit, the official webpage of Fortnite
  2. Tap the Download link located on the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. This will prompt you to a page asking you on “How would you like to play” with five clickable icons below it. Tap the PC/MAC icon.
  4. You will be asked to sign up for an Epic Games account. If you have an existing account that you used for your mobile devices, you can use this to sign in and skip the entire sign up process.
  5. It will prompt you back to the same EpicGames page. Tap the Download link again from the upper right corner and select the PC/Mac icon again
  6. The Epic Games Launcher should open on the Fortnite page by default, but if not, click Fortnite on the top bar and click Install to install the game.
  7. Once the game has been installed, you’re free to hit Play and jump into a game of Fortnite with your buddies!

Like in Windows, the game works smoothly if you have met all the system requirements needed for Mac. Here are the following minimum requirements that your MAC PC should have.

  • Operating System: macOS Sierra
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000 GPU

To boost your performance in MAC, you might want to change the Graphic Setting to Medium and make sure that no other programs are running. Good luck and Have fun!

Now that you have the game on your device, you might want to check what are the newest updates for the current season. Check: What’s Special About Fortnite Chapter 2 Season and Why Should You Play it. You can also check our Ultimate Fortnite Beginner’s Guide to help you maximize your chances of winning.