If you're looking for a fun gaming fix on the go, why not Fortnite for mobile?
The Epic Games Battle Royale shooter has been available on both iOS and Android devices since 2018. It has transferred the popular game to a wide range of pocket-sized smartphones and tablets.
Getting Fortnite on the phone was a breeze. Fortnite Battle Royale's runaway success, with 100 players appearing as the last fighters on an island map, has already been very successful on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Fortunately, Fortnite's cartoon art style can also be easily scaled down to smartphone screens that have never been as competitive as online games - with a goal support option for Fortnite cellphone gamers who mourn the loss of detail at this smaller size.
So Fortnite Mobile is a real thing, and if you're reading this, it's because you want to jump right into the Epic Games mobile game. To that end, we've put together a step-by-step guide to starting your Fortnite mobile game adventure.
What is Fortnite for Cell Phones?
Fortnite Mobile is the complete game you know and love from PCs and consoles, with the same weapons, the same map, and an identical update schedule. The controls are customized for the touchscreen, with some actions being automated to make working easier, including picking up objects and opening doors.
The elements of the Fortnite user interface also differ on Android. Additional building buttons are shown, and there are both step and shot indicators on the screen that show you the direction of nearby sounds. That being said, Fortnite on Mobile is the same game.
How to download Fortnite Mobile on iOS?
If you're an iOS user reading this, all you have to do is go to the App Store as usual and search for Fortnite in the search bar. You then click Install and wait for the game icon to appear on your homescreen or in the list of apps. Just right?
How to install Fortnite Mobile on Android?
The first is the first: originally you couldn't find it on the Google Play Store like all your other apps. In April 2020, Epic Games launched the game on the Google Play Store, which you can download here.
Originally, you had to download a separate APK file directly from Epic Games to play the game. You can still do that, but it's a little more complicated than the Google Play Store method.
If you want to go the other way, open an Internet browser on your smartphone - whether it's Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer - and go to Fortnite.com/Android, where you can find the Fortnite Installer to download.
The installation file APK only takes up about 2 MB of storage space, even though the game itself has a larger size of 2 GB.
What devices does Fortnite run on Android?
It's worth checking if your phone is actually compatible with Fortnite on Android. The easiest way to find out is to click "Install" on the Google Play Store and see if your device can download the game.
While the game was optimized for playing on mobile devices, older phones simply don't meet the performance standards required to run the game.
After a short exclusivity window for Samsung Galaxy phones, Fortnite is open to all Android devices on which the game can run. Epic Games said the following specifications are recommended:
Does Fortnite support mobile crossplay?
Yes - Fortnite for Android and iOS is compatible with iOS, PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of the shooter so you can compete with your friends on other platforms. Cross-play is currently available between all of the consoles listed above after increasing pressure from fans convinced Sony to change its music.