players on Android got a big surprise on Thursday when the Battle Royale game . The move came after publisher Epic Games tried to charge around 30% of the fee Apple and Google charge developers for transactions on their respective platforms. In turn, the two companies removed Fortnite from their app stores, which led to while promoting the hashtag #FreeFortnite on social media.
Do not worry, Android users. We show you how to download and play Fortnite on your phone or tablet. Just make sure your device isand get ready to download some additional apps.
Get Fortnite directly from Epic Games
The Google Play Store is the primary site to download the Android game from, but players can also download it directly from Epic. A visit to the Fortnite Android page on the publisher’s website shows a QR code. Scan it with your Android device to start the download.
Samsung Galaxy Store
Back in 2018, Samsung closed a deal with Epic to make Fortnite an exclusive time for the Samsung Galaxy Store. It is still available to download there for Samsung device owners.
What if I already have Fortnite installed from the Google Play Store?
The good news is that you can still play the game just fine. The bad news is that you will not be able to update Fortnite. This legal development comes at an interesting time, with the next season starting on August 27. Each season provides a major update to the game, and it is unclear whether players with previous versions of the game will be able to participate.