How to download Fortnite

The success achieved by Fortnite fascinates you as a video game enthusiast. In fact, the title developed by Epic Games, belonging to the Battle Royale genre, is now at the center of the discussions of all your friends. 

How to download Fortnite

The success achieved by Fortnite fascinates you as a video game enthusiast. In fact, the title developed by Epic Games, belonging to the Battle Royale genre, is now at the center of the discussions of all your friends. You can feel the passion and fun flowing through the dialogues about the game, so much so that you have decided you want to join in too. I get it: you can't stay out of such a hoot!

In short, you are interested in understanding how to download Fortnite . However, you would need some advice in this regard, as you don't quite understand what possibilities are available for your trusted platform. In this sense, I fully understand your need, given that now, between classic downloads, cloud gaming and disputes between companies, the situation is more fragmented than ever.

However, you must not lose heart: here I will clarify the issues that revolve around the production of Epic Games, allowing you to play Fortnite from your computer, console or mobile devices without problems. In fact, you must know that, despite everything, the game is in some way available for each platform: you just need to know in which modes. The following indications are designed to make you aware of the latter. Having said that, I just have to wish you good reading and have fun!

How to download Fortnite on computer

Since you're planning on playing the Epic Games title, there's a good chance you want to understand how to download Fortnite on PC . In fact, there are not a few who are used to having fun from this platform and it therefore seems right to start from the computer.

Minimum and recommended requirements

Before explaining in detail the procedure on how to download Fortnite , I think it is important to first give you the details regarding the minimum requirements of the game quickly. Below you can find all the details of the case.

  • Operating system : Windows 7/8/10 64-bit;
  • Processore: Intel Core i3-3225 3,3 GHz;
  • Memory : 4GB of RAM.

For a better gaming experience, however, it is required that your computer meets the following recommended requirements (you may therefore want to take a look at my tutorial on how to view the components of a PC ).

  • Operating system : Windows 10 64-bit;
  • Processore: Intel Core i5-7300U 3,5 GHz;
  • Memory : 8GB of RAM;
  • Scheda video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, AMD Radeon R9 280 o GPU DX11 equivalente;
  • VRAM: 2GB.

As you can see, in general it is a video game that does not require who knows which gaming PC to offer a good experience (even if clearly to push the details to the maximum it is necessary to have a performing hardware).

MacOS question : as explained directly on the official Epic Games website , following disputes between the software house behind Fortnite and Apple, the game is no longer updated for Mac . For this reason, what you may want to do is rely on cloud gaming services , which simply allow you to play by obtaining the video stream via an Internet connection (therefore without actually running the game on your Mac and without requiring you to install it).

For more information, I recommend that you take a look, for example, at my tutorial on how NVIDIA GeForce NOW works , as well as the chapter of this guide related to Xbox Cloud Gaming . Of course, it is not the best of scenarios (and in fact I highly recommend you to play from Windows in the PC environment), but I thought it right to make you aware of this possibility too, given that the world of technology has made great strides.

Download and install Epic Games Launcher

Whether you are wondering how to download Fortnite on Windows 10 or how to download Fortnite on Windows 11 (or other supported versions of Microsoft's OS), the first step is to get the Epic Games Launcher , which is the program that allows you to manage the titles related to the well-known software house and its Epic Games Store.

To do this, simply connect to the official Epic Games portal and press the DOWNLOAD EPIC GAMES LAUNCHER button . By doing so, you will get the EpicInstaller- [version] .msi file . At this point, you just have to open the latter and follow the instructions that appear on the screen, more precisely press the Install and Yes buttons in succession , then wait for the download of the additional files to be completed automatically .

After that, you will find yourself in front of the login screen of the Epic Games Launcher . From the latter you can continue to log in using one of the profiles you see on the screen, from Epic Games to those relating to Facebook , Google , Xbox Live , PlayStation Network , Nintendo , Steam and Apple . In short, I am sure that you will find a convenient method to continue. Net of this, if you need more information on the procedure, you can refer to my specific tutorial on how to download the Epic Games Launcher.

Download Fortnite

Now that you've installed and configured the Epic Games Launcher , it's time to actually understand how to download Fortnite for free . This clearly proceeding from the Epic Games Launcher (after logging in).

Well, once you have started the latter, all you just need to do is click on the Shop item , located at the top left, press on the Search box , type “fortnite” and press on the Fortnite item . By doing so, you will reach the store page relating to the title: click, therefore, on the GET button , on the right, then following the instructions that appear on the screen (generally just click in succession on the PLACE ORDER and ACCEPT buttons ) to complete the transaction (I remind you that Fortnite is free ).

Once this is done, press the button IN THE LIBRARY (or move to the Library tab ) and click on the Fortnite box , then possibly choosing the path in which to place the game on the computer, ticking the boxes Automatic updates and Create Shortcut and finally pressing the Install and Yes buttons . For the rest, you can follow the download status by clicking on the Download item , present at the bottom left.

Once everything is finished, you can start the game from the Library or using the icon on the desktop , if any . In short, there is nothing complex, but if in doubt you can refer to my guide on how to download and install Fortnite on PC and .

How to download Fortnite on your phone

If you are wondering how to download Fortnite on your phone , you need to know that the situation is a little more intricate than what is indicated for Windows PC and consoles . In fact, for various issues related to commissions, the game has been no longer available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for some time now . Put simply, on both Android and iOS / iPadOS it is necessary to go through alternative methods . However, the latter are not lacking and therefore I am preparing to provide you with all the details that may be of interest to you.

Compatible devices and minimum requirements

To play Fortnite on Android , your device needs to support certain requirements . In fact, in this case the game is actually run on the hardware of your smartphone or tablet, so you have to pay some attention to the specifications.

Minimum requirements for Fortnite on Android

  • Operating system : Android 8.0 64-bit (ARM64) or later;
  • RAM : 4GB or higher
  • Graphics card : Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher;
  • Other : Internet connection.

If your Android device meets these requirements, you will at least be able to run the title at 30FPS (but there are also some models that allow you to reach 60FPS and beyond). I recommend that you keep an eye on the official Epic Games guidelines for more details.

As for the iPhone and iPad , however, in this case the situation is quite different, since you will have to go through cloud gaming . There are therefore not too many requirements to keep in mind, but I advise you to keep iOS / iPadOS updated , to make use of a 5GHz Wi-Fi network and above all an Internet connection of at least 7Mbps (you may want to perform a speed test ).