How do I get Fortnite on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Fortnite is now available to play on smartphones, meaning that there is nothing to stop you from getting that victory royale, no matter where you may be. Fortnite developers Epic Games have not made Fortnite available to download from the Play Store. However, you can easily download Fortnite from the Samsung Galaxy store or from the Epic Games website.

Fortnite and Samsung have partnered together to make Galaxy devices the best mobile platform for Fornite, with exclusive skins for Samsung users.

 If you are having difficulty with the functionality of the Fortnite app or in-game play, Epic Games have created some FAQs for Android users.

Is my device compatible?

Fortnite is a high fidelity game and requires devices to have certain specifications. Find out the minumum device specifications required to play Fortnite. 

How can I download Fortnite?

Unlike most apps, Fortnite is not available to download from the Play Store. Instead, you can download Fortnite from the Galaxy Store or from the Epic Games website.

Downloading Fortnite from the Galaxy Store

1 Swipe up on your home screen, to access your apps
Swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Galaxy Store
Tap Galaxy Store
3 Tap the search icon
Tap the Search icon
4 Enter Epic Games into the search bar
Type Epic Games into the search bar
5 Tap the search icon
Tap the search icon
6 Tap the download icon next to the Epic Games app
Tap the download icon next to Epic Games
7 Once the Epic Games app has been downloaded, tap the play button to open it. You can also open the app from your apps screen
Once downloaded, tap the play icon
8 Tap Fortnite
Tap Fortnite
9 Tap INSTALL
Tap Install
10 Tap CONTINUE
Tap Continue
11 Tap Allow to give Fortnite the permission it needs to run on your device
Tap Allow to give Fortnite the permissions it needs
12 Once the download has finished, tap LAUNCH to begin playing
Once downloaded, tap launch to start playing

Downloading Fornite from the Epic Games website

1 Open the Internet app on your Galaxy device
Open the internet app on your device
2 Go to the Epic Games website
Go to the Epic Games Android website
3 Tap EPIC GAMES
Tap Epic Games
4 Tap Allow
Tap Allow
5 Tap Download
Tap Download
6 Once the download has finished, tap Open file. You can also find the download in the Files app
Once the download is complete, tap open file
7 By default, Galaxy devices are not allowed to install apps from unknown sources. If prompted, tap Settings
You need to give your device permission to install the app. Tap Settings to begin
8 Tap the switch next to Allow from this source
Tap the switch next to Allow from this source
9 Tap the back icon to return to the download
Tap the back icon
10 Tap Install
Tap Install
11 Once the Epic Games app has been installed, tap open. You can also open the app from your apps screen
Once the download is complete, tap open
12 Tap Fortnite
Tap Fortnite
13 Tap INSTALL
Tap INSTALL
14 Tap CONTINUE
Tap continue
15 Tap Allow to give Fortnite the permission it needs to run on your device
Tap Allow
16 Once the download has finished, tap LAUNCH to begin playing
Tap launch to start playing
How do I get Samsung exclusive skins?

To celebrate the partnership between Samsung and Epic Games, galaxy device owners can claim the exclusive Glow skin and Levitate emote for free until the end of 2019. 

To claim your skin you must have one of the following devices: 

  • Note 10 range
  • S10 range
  • Note 9
  • S9 range
  • Note 8
  • S8 range
  • S7 range
  • Tab S6
  • Tab S4
  • Tab S3
  • A9
  • A70 
  • A80
  • A90
1 Open the Fortnite app
Open the FOrtnite app
2 Tap the Limited time offers page
Tap the Limited time offers page
3 Tap the GLOW skin
Tap the GLOW skin
4 Tap PURCHASE. Don't worry, the GLOW skin is free on compatible devices
Tap purchase
5 If you haven't already entered your credit card information, you will be asked to do so. Don't worry, you won't be charged for the GLOW skin

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

 

 

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