Fortnite is available on a wide range of platforms, but you need to make sure all your devices meet the minimum requirements if you plan to play everywhere. Check out the requirements below for each platform.
PC and Mac Requirements for Fortnite:
For PCs and Macs, Epic Games requires at least an Intel HD 4000 or Iris Pro 5200 GPU, a Core i3 2.4GHz CPU, and 4GB of RAM. The recommended specs demand more powerful hardware: a Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU with 2GB VRAM, a Core i5 2.8GHz CPU, and 8GB of RAM. Fortnite also requires your machine to run at least the Windows 7 or macOS X Sierra (10.12.6) operating systems. Note that your macOS device must also support the Metal API(Opens in a new window).
For reference, Fortnite takes up about 20GB of disk space. I tested Fortnite on my Dell Inspiron 5675 gaming PC running Windows 10. My system features a Ryzen 1700X CPU, Radeon 580 8GB GPU, and 32GB of RAM. At the highest settings and 1080p resolution, the game ran at around 70 frames per second according to the FRAPS tool.
iPhone and iPad Requirements for Fortnite:
If you want to play Fortnite on an iPhone, make sure your model is one of the following: SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, or X. If you want to play Fortnite on an iPad, you need one of the following models: mini 4, Air 2, 2017, or Pro. Interested players can download the game(Opens in a new window) from the App Store or head over to the website for more information. Note that Fortnite does not work on the iPod touch.
Android Requirements for Fortnite:
Fortnite arrived on Android a while back, but you needed to sign up for the beta and be approved before getting access to the game. Epic Games has since removed that requirement and anyone with a compatible device can now download and play the game. Check out our hands-on preview of Fortnite on Android for our impressions.Note that Fortnite is bypassing the Google Play Store and is instead available as a download from the developer’s site. Make sure that any app download you initiate comes from a legitimate source, since this workaround exposes your device to potential vulnerabilities. Take a look at our guide on how to install Fortnite on Android, if you have any issues.Also check out Epic’s list of compatible Android devices(Opens in a new window) before getting too excited about playing. The Essential PH-1, LG G6, OnePlus 6, and all Google Pixel models make the list.
Xbox and PlayStation Requirements for Fortnite:
Any of the latest Xbox One consoles can run Fortnite, including the Xbox One X ($599.99 at Amazon)(Opens in a new window) . However, there’s a catch. Since the game is currently in early access, Xbox players need an Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to play the Battle Royale mode.
All models of the PlayStation 4 can run Fortnite. You don’t need to be a PS Plus member to play the game, either. Recently, Sony announced cross-play support for Fortnite on the PS4, after significant player backlash against Sony’s initial refusal to offer this capability. The feature is now in open beta, so players can now use the same account across all platforms.
Nintendo Switch Requirements for Fortnite:
Nintendo only makes one version of the Switch and Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is one of the many Switch games you can download for the handheld console. Just head over to the Nintendo Game Store. Epic Games has no plans to launch the Save the World PvE mode on the platform.