A few weeks after launching a limited Android beta, Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is now available on all compatible Android devices. Those with compatible devices can now download the popular battle royale title for free.
Prior to the Android beta, Epic tested the game on iOS devices. The beta worked using an invite system, but now all Android owners can download Fortnite by scanning a QR code.
As long as you have a Google Pixel, Razer Phone, or any of the other compatible devices officially supported by Epic, Fortnite will run without any issues. Otherwise, the game might still work, but you might encounter performance and stability issues. Devices running Android 8.0 or higher, with 3GB or more RAM, and an Adreno 530 GPU (or equivalent) will probably be able to run the battle royale smoothly.
“For Fortnite, we recommend Android 8.0 or later. Android 8.0 and later substantially improves the stability and performance of Fortnite and other games,” reads the FAQ. “With earlier versions of Android OS you will encounter significant performance issues.”
The mobile version of Fortnite only features battle royale, as Save the World has comparatively increased CPU and memory requirements. Additionally, Epic states that mouse and keyboard on Android is not officially supported, and users who attempt to use them will be removed from the match. Currently, Bluetooth controller support is not available, but will be added later. Fortnite on mobile also does not include voice chat, but there are plans to implement it later down the road.