Fortnite Android app: APK Download do nots

A whole bunch of apps are on the Google Play app store and throughout the web suggesting they'll give you access to Fortnite. In reality, there IS a way to play Fortnite on Android, but it's not the same as iOS, and it's NOT a regular app you can download and run on its own. If you see an app called Fortnite, or Fortnite codes, or Fortnite access, or anything Fortnite – for now – it's fake, and you should STAY AWAY.

A Fortnite app for iOS was released earlier this year, and since then it's been one of the most-downloaded, most-played apps on the iPhone. For Android, there's been a bit of an issue. There is no official Fortnite app for Android, and every app that suggests otherwise is a big fat liar.


If you've downloaded a Fortnite app on your Android smartphone, there's a real possibility you've got something you didn't expect, as well. One of the most popular means of extorting unsuspecting mobile device users here in 2018 is the silent installation of cryptocurrency miners. If you've noticed a much higher data bill the month after you downloaded that Fortnite app you thought might work – you might just have a crypto miner you did not intend to download. That's not good.

The same is true on the app store as it is on the web. There is no secret Beta app for Fortnite on Android. There is no Fortnite Android APK of any sort – not right now, anyway. If you want to play Fortnite on your Android device, there IS A WAY, but it's not an app with "Fortnite" in its title.

The easiest way for an Android user to play Fortnite on their mobile device is with Steam Link. The only trouble there is the fact that it's limited to same networks, which means you'll need to be online at home on the same Wi-Fi network.

You could play anywhere on the epic NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming device – if you were lucky enough to get your hands on one back when they were still being sold. Good luck finding one now!

On a very similar note, you can still attempt to make use of Splashtop 2 for remote game streaming from your PC. That, like the other options here, requires that you run Fortnite on your PC at home. Your only other option is to buy an iPhone or an iPad, and that might... be... too much trouble just to play Fortnite. You could also always just play PUBG!