Can My Phone Play Fortnite?

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With the newest chapter of Fortnite live in-game, players are looking for every way to get in on the new action. Fortnite is available on multiple platforms, including both current and next-gen consoles.

However, for players on the go, is there a way to use your phone to play Fortnite?

Can My Phone Play Fortnite?

Fortnite is unfortunately not available to play on the app store for iPhone. However, if you use a Samsung Galaxy device or Google Pixel, you can download Fortnite to your phone to play today.

According to Epic Games, Fortnite is a high-fidelity game that is compatible with devices running 64-bit Android on an ARM64 processor, Android OS 8.0 or higher, minimum 4GB of RAM, and GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher. While the iPhone or iPad does not meet these capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones both do.

There are plenty of mock versions of the popular Battle Royale game available on the Apple app store, but for the legitimate original Fortnite experience, you are better off flying into the island on the following consoles:

  • PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation 5
  • Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, and Xbox One Series X|S 
  • Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite

Epic Games and Apple have had a continuous back and forth for months over Fortnite being re-added to the platform, but as of September 2021, it looks like we won't see Fortnite back on Apple devices for a long time.