Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

How to download the 'Fortnite' beta on Android, now open to everyone

How to download the 'Fortnite' beta on Android, now open to everyone

Though the game is still technically in beta, you'll no longer need an invite or press credentials to download and play the game in all of its mobile glory.

It just got easier to start playing Fortnite on your Android phone.

Fortnite's Android release is particularly interesting since the game is one of the higher-profile titles to completely bypass the Android's official Google Play Store and opt to instead offer downloads directly from Epic's website.

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The game is now available to all compatible Android devices. You can check out CNET's guide for installing Fortnite for Android here. This move today will open the flood gates for them you would expect. Speaking of Fortnite for Android, the game is actually available for select players, but not in all countries, and certainly not on all devices.

With my in-house game reviewer coming home from school camp tonight it's time to head on over to the Fortnite website and update the game for him.

That said, the ability to "crash through structures" poses some very interesting implications for Fortnite Battle Royale's precarious competitive meta. How do you find the experience?

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