Fortnite Android release date – When will Fortnite finally come to Android?

By James Billcliffe, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:00 GMT

Fortnite is a multiplatform smash-hit, but it’s still not available on Android – the most popular mobile operating system in the world. There’s no firm release date for Fornite on Android right now, but we do have a release window and there are inklings that it’s on its way sooner rather than later.

Be careful though. Since there’s been no full official announcement or apps released so far, anything claiming to be Fortnite on Android that you can download now is not legitimate, and at worst could be trying to steal your personal data.

Something we do have a definite answer for though is: When does Fortnite Season 5 start? It begins on July 12, and the patch notes for Fortnite v5.0 are now live!

Fortnite Android release date:

The targeted Fortnite Android release date is “Summer” 2018. This comes from Epic Games’ official blog, which said: “We are targeting this summer for the release. We know many of you are excited for this release, and we promise that when we have more information to share, you’ll hear it from us first.”

Fortnite made its way to iOS back in Spring, and is now available to everyone with a compatible device after a period of invite-only access. On the iOS version of Fortnite mobile invites were given out via email. You had to sign up on the Epic Games site, then you’d eventually receive a code.

This is likely because of the massive install base of mobile operating systems. If Epic were to just open the floodgates to every potential mobile player, it’d be too much to handle. It’s likely the there’ll be a staggered launch of Fortnite on Android too.

If you sign up for Fortnite mobile via the Epic Games site and login to your existing account, you can a list of prospective compatible devices, so you can see how your device stacks up ahead of time. These possible devices include:

  • Google Pixel 2 / XL
  • Huawei Mate 10 / Pro / Lite
  • Huawei Mate 9 / Pro
  • Huawei P10 / P10 Plus / P10 Lite
  • Huawei P9 / P9 Lite
  • Huawei P8 Lite 2017
  • LG G6
  • LG V30 / V30+
  • Other comparable devices

An alternative read of the situation though is that it could just spring up at any time. The most recent platform to get Fortnite was the Nintendo Switch, with a surprise announcement during this year’s E3. This means there’s form for Fortnite appearing unexpectedly on a platform. It’s not like they need time to drum up hype.

Currently though, Epic Games might have their hands full and be focussing their development resources on players they already have. Fortnite Season 5 starts in a couple of weeks time following the rocket launch event that cracked the sky over the map.

On mobile Fortnite isn’t just a straight port, but its own version of the game with many bespoke elements that are tuned specifically for touch-based controls. However, it does an amazing job of feeling as feature complete as the console and PC versions, including the same challenges to complete each week. If you need help with any of the Season 4 Fortnite challenges, take a look at our guides using the links below.

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