Epic Games' hugely popular Fortnite Battle Royale works beautifully on modern mobile devices. If you have a powerful enough phone, you're probably ready to get Fortnite on Android and throw yourself into the action. However, the way to properly download Fortnite on Android has changed for 2020. Here's how to install the game safely.
How to download and install Fortnite on Android in 2020
Fortnite on Android is available for download from the Epic Games app, the Samsung Galaxy Store, and the Google Play Store. The Google Play Store is preferable because the store page will tell you if your mobile is compatible and powerful enough for Fortnite to work.
When Fortnite was first released for Android, the game was not available through the Google Play Store. The story goes that Epic Games didn't want to give Google a cut in the game's profits. Unfortunately, this has led to a lot of malicious Play Store results that attempt to trick users into thinking they were legitimate downloads. They were not.
Fortunately, Epic Games eventually saw the light. Fortnite was released for the Google Play Store in April 2020, finally offering Play Store users an easy and legitimate way to enter the battlefield.
However, it is still possible to get Fortnite on Android using the old method. If you go to the Epic Games website, you will find the Game Start Page for Android devices. This page will link to the Epic Games app download, which can then be used to install the game. Note that this method will ask you to authorize the installation of "unknown apps".
These are the only official ways to get Fortnite on Android in 2020. There is no need to install random APKs or open your mobile device on unauthorized apps. Remember: Don't download Fortnite from anything other than the Samsung Galaxy Store, Google Play Store, or Epic Games app. Any other download will not be an official copy of the game and will likely lead you to malicious software or other security risks.