How to Play Fortnite on Android with Steam Link

Here is how to play Fortnite on your Android device while using Steam Link. Just a few weeks ago Steam released an app with which PC gamers can stream their favorite Steam games directly to their smartphones, utilizing a bluetooth controller for gameplay. As long as you smartphone is connected on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer, you can play games that are available in your Steam library with only your smartphone. As Fortnite is quite popular these days, use the steps ahead to configure playing Fortnite installed on your PC through your Android device.

Epic Games, developers behind Fortnite have already announced a dedicated Android release of their game but it is not available yet. A little background on Fortnite, it has become one of the most popular games available with over 125 million players around the globe. Fortnite is very similar to it’s rival game PUBG which also utilizes a Battle Royale gaming style. PUBG Mobile is currently available for both Android and iOS but Fortnite is not. However, till it launches as an Android app, use Steam Link to play it directly through your smartphone or tablet.

Play Fortnite on Android

The Battle Royale style online game has now become a big trend thanks to its simplicity and minimum hardware requirements. Those who wish to play Fortnite on Android now before it’s release as a dedicated Android app can use our steps ahead.

Play Fortnite on Android with Steam Link

Just follow the step-by-step guide to play Fortnite on your Android device.

Step 1 – Download the Steam Link app from Google Play Store:

Google Play Store: Steam Link

Step 2 – Add Fortnite to your Steam library. Before adding the game to steam, make sure that the game is installed through the Epic Games Launcher. If it says install, then install the game accordingly. If your game is already installed, the Launcher will show Play/Installed button.

Step 3 – Once done checking, launch the game once to make sure that you have entered and saved the username and password because Steam Link does not have a support for keyboard yet.

Step 4 – Launch Steam on your PC and click on “Add Game” then select “Non-Steam Game“. Browse your PC and go to C:\Program Files\Epic GamesFortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64. Or wherever you have installed the game.

Step 5 – Now, open the Steam Link app on your Android phone and the controller by following the instructions. After that, the app will show you the screen with computer on it. Make sure that your PC and Phone are connected to the same network.

Step 6 – When the computer screen shows up on your phone, it will show a PIN which you will enter in your Steam Account on PC. Click Play to launch the streaming.

Step 7 – Once the steam is open, then launch the Fortnite game. Show a little bit of patience as it takes sometime on loading screen.

There you go. Now you can play Fortnite on Android device even before it’s launch. If you have any questions, just drop a comment below.

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Rohail Khan
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