Fortnite is one of the three currently popular battle royal games. Like PUBG and Apex Legends, it has its own loyal player base that’s invested hours and hours of gameplay. Like other popular titles, Fortnite also offers paid items in the game.
Fortnite has just been booted from both the App Store and the Google Play store. The reason behind it is that Epic Games has moved purchases to its own store which means no app store can take a cut from it. With the apps removed from the iOS and Android app stores, you may want to know how you can still install Fortnite.
Install Fortnite on PC (Windows 10)
Fortnite was never in the Microsoft Store. If you’re looking to play this game on a Windows 10 system, you can download it directly from the official Fortnite page.
- Download the Epic Games installer (click the download button at the top right).
- Run the MSI file, and choose where you want to install it.
- Once the Epic Games app has been installed, run it and look for Fortnight.
- Click Get to install the app. It needs 90GB space to install.
Install Fortnite on Android
On Android, apps can easily be side-loaded.
- Visit the Fortnite download page for Android on your Android phone, or scan the QR code on the page.
- Download the EpicGames.APK file.
- Once the download is complete, open the Settings app on your phone.
- Go to Storage>Files>Download.
- Tap the APK, and select the install option.
- Once installed, open the Epic Games app from the app drawer.
- Select Fortnite and it will install.
Phone requirements: Android 8.0+, 64bit processor, and 4GB RAM.
Install Fortnite on iOS/iPhone
As of now, Fortnite cannot be installed on an iPhone anymore. Epic Games does not have a publically available IPA file that can be side-loaded on an iPhone and it may never be available simply because side-loaded apps on an iPhone are blocked after one week. Maybe Epic Games will find an alternative distribution method like the MS App Center though it may not be as effective as installing the game from the App Store. Players with iPhones may be out of luck.
If you already have the game on your iPhone, you can still play it but it will not receive updates.
The boot from two major app stores is a setback but with Android, side-loading is always an option. With iPhones, users have hit a brick wall. The only good news at this point is that Epic Games has instigated litigation against Apple and Google. Let’s see where it goes and if an alternative method for playing the game on an iPhone is made available.