Wondering whether your Android phone or tablet is powerful enough to run Fortnite Mobile?
Then this guide is your answer.
This list is based on an encrypted file within the official Fortnite Mobile APK. The official Fortnite Mobile app uses this very list to determine whether your device will be allowed to run the Fortnite Mobile app.
So yes, this is by far the most comprehensive list that you can find on all the supported hardware and devices for Fortnite Mobile on Google and in three simple steps I’ll show you how you can check to see if your Android device is powerful enough to run Fortnite Mobile.
This page will be updated the moment a new update is released by Epic Games regarding Fortnite Mobile and Android devices.
How to Check if Android Phone is Powerful Enough for Fortnite: 3 Steps
Updated on 13th August 2018.
1. Check your Device’s Hardware. (App)
No, you don’t have to bust open your phone to see what’s under the hood.
Here’s a much easier way:
Step 2: So install the DevCheck app and open it up. Now you’ll need to gather the following pieces of information about your Android phone:
- Android version
- CPU Architecture/Instruction Sets
- OpenGL version/Vulkan support
You can find these information in the Hardware tab.
Annnd the System tab.
Great work! You have all the information you need now. Make sure to write the information down somewhere where you can easily refer from.
You can uninstall the DevCheck app now that you’ve gathered all the information.
2. Let’s Check if it Meets the Fortnite Mobile Requirements.
Now that you have collected information on your Android phone (or tablet), you can check whether it meets the basic requirements in order to play Fortnite Mobile on Android.
Here are the requirements:
Epic Games at the time of writing this is still working on optimizing the game for certain hardware. So if you have any of the following hardware then note that it is not currently compatible with the game (but may later in the coming weeks or so — which I’ll update this article the moment any update is released)
Here are the hardware:
- if your device comes with a Intel Atom chip
- if your device comes with PowerVR GPU
- if your device comes with NVIDIA chip
- if your device is of HTC, Sony, Motorola, Lenovo, and Essential. (Epic Games has temporarily blacklisted these devices but will be soon allowed once the exclusivity with Samsung devices is over).
If you found that your device does not match the above requirements, then don’t worry. Chances are Epic Games will sooner or later release Fortnite onto every device, it’s just the question of when for now.
Be sure to bookmark or pin this page, as it’ll be updated as soon a new update is released.
If you found that your device does meet the above requirements, then great! You can jump to the final step which is to do a final check before you can install Fortnite.
3. Check your Chip.
Finally there’s one last step to do and it is to go through the tables below to check if your device is able to play Fortnite Mobile on Android.
All you have to do is just look up your device’s chipset (the one you wrote down earlier in Step 1) and then see if there’s a Yes under the Capable column.
You can also see if what graphics quality your Fortnite Mobile will run at by default. This is useful if you want optimize your Fortnite gaming experience. For instance, if your device supports the Vulkan Graphics API, then you’ll likely get an increase in graphics quality when you’re playing.
Which chip is your device using? Choose your chip.
- I am using a Qualcomm Snapdragon
- I am using a Samsung Exynos
- I am using a Huawei HiSilicon
- I am using a MediaTek
- I am using a NVIDIA Tegra
If you’re on a Qualcomm Snapdragon.
If you’re on a Samsung Exynos.
If you’re on a Huawei HiSilicon.
If you’re on a MediaTek.
If you’re on a NVIDIA Tegra.
That’s it! You can now go ahead and install Fornite Mobile on your Android device.
Thanks really goes out to the wonderful guys over at XDA for taking the time to compile all these information.
Share this guide with your Fortnite Mobile mates. They’ll take one for the team later.