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Last updated: April 22, 2021

Where can I download Battle Royale?

You can download Battle Royale from the following locations:

Do i need an internet connection to play Fortnite?

Yes. You need a stable internet connection to play Fortnite.

How can I report another player?

You can use the feedback tool in the game. You can find this in the main menu. There is also an in-game option to report a player if you are watching them.

Please send all player reports to our player support team.

How do you deal with team players in solo mode?

We've developed a system that allows us to automatically remove players who team up in solo mode.

What are you doing against cheaters (aimbots, overlays etc.)?

We take cheaters very seriously and are taking precautions both in-game and legally to address them. But we don't want to go into too much detail in order not to warn cheaters in advance.

All cheaters permanently lose access to Fortnite.

What is the Battle Pass?

Learn more about the Battle Pass here.

Do I keep all of the items I acquired through the Battle Pass even after a season has ended?

Yes of course! Every item that you acquired through the Battle Pass will remain part of your inventory permanently. You can find more information about the Battle Pass and its end date here.

What is the content of Battle Royale and Save the World?

Battle Royale and Save the World share V-Bucks, outfits, back accessories, picks, paintwork, emotes, loading screens, banners and lobby music. (Hang gliders and contrails are not shared between modes as they are not used in Save the World.)

Note: In the coming months, Save the World will no longer be able to support all newly released cosmetic content from Fortnite Battle Royale. All players' existing cosmetic items will continue to work in both modes. We'll let you know exactly when this change will take place.

Are there any pay-to-win elements in Fortnite Battle Royale?

No. We don't sell items that give you a playful advantage.

Can I also play Battle Royale on PC with a controller?

Yes! We also support controllers on the PC.

How do I change my preferred language?

  • In the game, go to the options menu in the top right corner of the client.
  • Click the gear icon in Settings.
  • Select the Game tab at the top of the screen.
  • Confirm your preferred language in the region section.
  • Don't forget to apply your changes when you're done.

Which PlayStation systems is Fortnite available on?

  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 4 Pro

Can I play Fortnite on PlayStation 5 at 120 FPS?

Yes! 120 FPS are supported on PlayStation 5 in Fortnite Battle Royale and Creative Mode.

To be able to play Battle Royale and the creative mode on PlayStation 5 at 120 FPS, you have to open the graphics settings of Fortnite and activate the "120 FPS mode" there. So that you can keep a constant 120 frames / sec in this mode. the maximum resolution on PlayStation 5 is reduced from 4K to 1440p. The settings for the shadows, post-processing and level streaming distance are slightly reduced, but volumetric clouds, physical edge lighting and high-quality shaders remain activated.

Please note the following: In order for the option "120 FPS mode" to appear on your PlayStation 5 in Fortnite, "Performance mode" must be activated in your console settings (Saved data and game / app settings> Game preferences> Performance mode). Your screen must support 120 Hz in order to activate 120 FPS mode.

If you prefer to play at 4K instead of 120 FPS, you should make sure that "Performance Mode" is not activated in your PlayStation 5 settings.

Do I need PlayStation®Plus to play Fortnite?

No. PlayStation®Plus is not required to play Fortnite on PlayStation.

What Xbox systems is Fortnite available on?

  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S
  • Xbox One / Xbox One X / Xbox One S.

Can I play Fortnite on Xbox Series X | S at 120 FPS?

Yes! 120 FPS are supported on Xbox Series X | S in Fortnite Battle Royale and Creative Mode.

To be able to play Battle Royale and the creative mode on Xbox Series X | S at 120 FPS, you have to open the graphics settings of Fortnite and activate the "120 FPS mode" there. So that you can keep a constant 120 frames / sec in this mode. the maximum resolution on Xbox Series X is reduced from 4K to 1440p. The settings for the shadows, post-processing and level streaming distance are slightly reduced, but volumetric clouds, physical edge lighting and high-quality shaders remain activated.

Fortnite players on Xbox Series S can turn on "120 FPS mode" at 1080p resolution. In 120 FPS mode, Xbox Series S will lower shadow resolution, other settings, and disable volumetric clouds.

Please note the following:If you're playing on Xbox Series X | S, make sure that your console's display options are set to “120 Hz”. Your screen must support 120 Hz in order to activate 120 FPS mode.
 

Do I need Xbox Live Gold to play Fortnite?

No, you don't need Xbox Live Gold to play Fortnite on Xbox.

Do I need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to play Fortnite Battle Royale and Fortnite Creative Mode?

No. Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required to play Fortnite Battle Royale and Fortnite Creative Mode on Nintendo Switch.

Will Save the World be available on Nintendo Switch?

No. We are currently not planning to make Save the World available on Nintendo Switch.

Is Creative Mode available on Nintendo Switch?

Yes, Creative Mode is available on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

How can I play Fortnite on my Android device?

You can download Fortnite on Android from the Epic Games app in the Samsung Galaxy Store or from epicgames.com. Google is preventing you from updating or installing Fortnite through Google Play. Players who currently have Fortnite installed on their Android device via Google Play can still play version V.13.40 of Fortnite.

What are the minimum technical requirements to play Fortnite?

Fortnite is a high-quality, complex game for which the following minimum technical requirements must be met: an Android operating system (64-bit; 8.0 or higher) with an ARM64 processor, at least 4 GB of RAM and one of the following graphics processors: Adreno 530 or better , Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or better.

Learn how to check and update your version of Android.

Which Android devices support 60 frames per second?

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (US version only)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10 +
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Note 10+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 +, S20 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
  • HONOR View20
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei P30 / P30 Pro
  • Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 5
  • Xiaomi Mi9
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 8, 8 Pro
  • ASUS ROG Phone II

Which Android devices support 90 frames per second?

Are bluetooth headsets supported on Android devices?

Yes. We currently support Bluetooth headsets for audio playback, but not for voice chat.

Is voice chat also available on Android devices?

Yes, voice chat is available on Android devices. (Note that voice chat on iOS devices cannot be used with a Bluetooth headset.)

Are bluetooth controllers supported on Android devices?

Yes. We support most of the bluetooth controller adapters on Android, e. B .:

  • SteelSeries Stratus XL
  • Gamevice
  • Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller (Android 10 or newer)
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • Razer Raiju Mobile
  • Razer Junglecat
  • Moto gamepad

Does Fortnite support mouse and keyboard on Android devices?

No, the mouse and keyboard are not supported on iOS devices. If you use a mouse and keyboard on an Android device, you will be removed from the match.

Can I customize the HUD on Android?

Yes, the HUD can be customized. Just tap the in-game settings, then tap the HUD layout tool. With the HUD layout tool you can move or add buttons from the extra area and also change their size.

Will Save the World be available on Android devices?

No. We are currently not planning to make Save the World available on mobile devices.

Is creative mode available on Android devices?

Yes, creative mode is available on Android devices.

Does Fortnite support rooted devices?

No, rooted devices are not supported. We are considering whether we can support rooted devices in the future, assuming we can find an effective anti-cheat solution.

How can I play Fortnite on my iOS device?

Apple prevents you from updating or installing Fortnite on iOS devices. Players who currently have Fortnite installed on their iOS device can still play version V.13.40 of Fortnite.

Which iOS devices are NOT compatible with Fortnite?

Devices not supported by Fortnite: iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus; iPad Air, Mini 2, 3; iPod Touch (6th generation and lower).

Are bluetooth headsets supported on iOS devices?

Yes. We currently support Bluetooth headsets for audio playback, but not for voice chat.

Are bluetooth controllers supported on iOS devices?

Yes. On iOS we support most MFi controllers including Gamevice and Steelseries Nimbus.

Does Fortnite support mouse and keyboard on iOS devices?

No, the mouse and keyboard are not supported on iOS devices. If you use a mouse and keyboard on an iOS device, you will be removed from the match.

Is voice chat also available on iOS devices?

Yes, voice chat is also available on iOS devices. (Note that voice chat on iOS devices cannot be used with a Bluetooth headset.)

Can I customize the HUD?

Yes, the HUD can be customized. Just tap the in-game settings, then tap the HUD layout tool. With the HUD layout tool you can move or add buttons from the extra area and also change their size.

Will Save the World be available on iOS devices?

No. We are currently not planning to make Save the World available on mobile devices.

Is creative mode available on iOS devices?

Yes, creative mode is available on iOS devices.

Does Fortnite support rooted devices?

No, rooted devices are not supported. We are considering whether we can support rooted devices in the future, assuming we can find an effective anti-cheat solution.

Does Fortnite support jailbreak devices?

No. We do not support jailbreak devices.

What iOS operating system does Fortnite require?

Fortnite for iOS requires iOS version 13.2 or later.

Which iOS devices support 60 frames per second?

The following iOS devices currently support 60 frames per second:
  • XS
  • XS Max
  • XR
  • iPad Pro 2018
  • iPad Pro 2017 10.5 inches
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus

How can I download Fortnite Creative Mode?

Fortnite Creative Mode is included for free as part of Fortnite Battle Royale!

How can I create a new card?

After entering the creative center, go to your personal rift and press the interaction button. Then choose "Create New Island".

How does island storage work?

Islands have a maximum storage capacity of 100,000. Each item in creative mode has a memory value. The total memory of all elements is shown at the top of the screen.

How can I test my island or play on it?

Open your settings and select "My Island". In the "GAME" tab, select the "Start game" option.

How can I enter an island code?

Go to any portal and use the interaction button. Enter the twelve-digit island code to load the island on this portal.

I don't have permission to publish my island. How can I get this?

Currently, the island release features are tied to the "Support a Creator" program. You can apply online at: https://www.epicgames.com/affiliate/de/overview

Additionally, if you post and share amazing Creative Mode content online and get positive feedback and exposure to it on Reddit, for example, Epic may contact you directly to enroll you in the “Support a Creator” program.

How do I publish my island?

As soon as you have been given permission to publish your islands, you will find a new "Publish" button under My Island> Island Tools. Here you can name your island, add a description and attach a linkable video so that you can present your island online.

How do I share my island with other people?

After your island has been published, you will receive a twelve-digit island code that you can share with your friends.

What platforms can I play Fortnite Save the World on?

  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S
  • Xbox One / Xbox One X / Xbox One S.
  • Pc

Apple is preventing us from releasing games for Mac. Because of this, we are no longer able to develop and offer Fortnite Save the World for this platform. This means that Fortnite Save the World can no longer be played on Mac.

If I buy Save the World on PC, will I be able to play the mode on other supported platforms without having to buy it again?

Yes! However, you will need to link your non-PC accounts to your Epic ID in order for that to be possible.

Can I still buy Founder's Packs?

No, the “Save the World” start-up packages no longer exist. However, you can still get access to Save the World by purchasing a Save the World bundle. You can do this on our website, in Fortnite or via your console's store.

I am having trouble purchasing my Save the World package. What should I do?

Contact our support team in the Help Center by email if you need help purchasing Save The World Founder's Packs on PC. If you have a Save the World package that you bought on PlayStation or Xbox, please contact the support teams on the respective platform.

If I purchase a Save the World package through your website, will I be able to play the mode on PlayStation and / or Xbox?

Yes! To access the game on PlayStation and / or Xbox, you will need to link your Epic Games account to your PlayStation ™ Network account and / or your Xbox account. You can link your accounts here.

If I buy a Save the World package on one platform, can I play Save the World on the other supported platforms? Are my items and progress cross-platform?

Yes. As long as you have linked your platform accounts to your Epic Games account, your game progress will be saved on each linked platform and all purchased content will also be available.

Can I also play Save the World on the PC with a controller?

Yes! We also support controllers on the PC.

Can I use V-Bucks from Save the World in Battle Royale and vice versa?

Yes, that is possible! All V-Bucks earned / purchased in Save the World or Battle Royale can also be used in the other mode.

What else is shared between Save the World and Battle Royale?

In addition, Save the World and Battle Royale share V-Bucks, outfits, back accessories, picks, paintwork, emotes, loading screens, banners and lobby music. (Hang gliders and contrails are not shared between modes as they are not used in Save the World.)

Note: In the coming months, Save the World will no longer be able to support all newly released cosmetic content from Fortnite Battle Royale. All players' existing cosmetic items will continue to work in both modes. We'll let you know exactly when this change will take place.

General cross-platform functionality

Will my items and progress be preserved on all other platforms?

Yes. As long as you have linked your platform account (s) to your Epic Games account, your game progress will be saved on all supported platforms and all purchased content will also be available.

Important: If you have already unlocked cosmetic items and made progress in the game on your PlayStation ™ Network account or Xbox account, and then want to link this account to an Epic Games account that does not yet have game progress or cosmetic items, your PlayStation ™ Network account or Xbox account will be overwritten. To avoid this, you should link your console account to an Epic Games account before playing Fortnite on your console for the first time.

 

Can I play with my friends on other platforms?

Yes, as long as you have linked your platform account to your Epic Games account, you can play with players on all supported platforms as long as they play the same version of Fortnite as you are. Fortnite on iOS, Mac and Google Play remains at version V.13.40, because Apple and Google block access to Fortnite updates on these platforms.
 

How can I play with my friends on other platforms?

  • Link your platform account (s) to your Epic Games account.
  • Download Fortnite to the device (s) of your choice!
  • You can add friends via the Epic Games Launcher or in-game on PC / Mac, mobile devices, PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch.
  • Set your game settings for "Privacy" to "Public" or to "Friends".
  • Select the duo or team mode.

Are statistics and leaderboards recorded across all platforms?

No, statistics and leaderboards are individual for each platform.

How can I report bugs and provide other feedback on the game?

The best way to report errors is to use the error message / feedback function in the game. The error message / feedback function in the game gives us valuable information and logs that help us to better understand your problem / your suggestions.

You can also report bugs by posting them on our supported social media channels or by submitting a player support ticket. You can also use our supported social media channels to send us other feedback on the game.

Social Media Links:

Battle Breakers and Fortnite Crossover

How do I unlock Save the World (RdW) content in Battle Breakers (BB)?

Complete the following tasks in Save the World and then get the hero by starting Battle Breakers, completing the tutorial and clicking on the gift box symbol at the top right of the world map.
 
  • Complete the "Beat the High Score!" Quest in Save the World to unlock Jess in Battle Breakers.
  • Complete the "To the Top of the Leaderboard" quest in Save the World to unlock Kyle.
  • All Save the World founders received Ramirez in Battle Breakers.

To unlock content from Battle Breakers (BB) in Save the World (RdW):

Reach level 20 in Battle Breakers to unlock the ninja heroine "Razor" in Save the World.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major payment methods including:
  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal
  • paysafecard
  • Amazon Pay
  • ideal
  • QIWI
  • RIGHT AWAY
  • Skrill
We also accept a large number of other country-specific payment methods in the respective countries.

Are my V-Bucks tied to the platform on which I bought / redeemed them?

You will need to log into Fortnite on the platform you used to purchase / redeem the V-Bucks in order to receive them.

V-Bucks purchased / redeemed on PlayStation or Nintendo Switch can only be spent on the platform on which they were purchased / redeemed. V-Bucks purchased / redeemed on Xbox, PC or mobile devices can be freely spent on Xbox consoles, PC and mobile devices.

V-Bucks unlocked through the Battle Pass or earned in Save the World can be spent on all platforms. All items purchased with V-Bucks are also available on all platforms.

What should I do if I have problems acquiring V-Bucks?

Player support and technical support

What are the pc system requirements for Fortnite?

Recommended system requirements:
  • Nvidia GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870 or comparable DX11-capable graphics card
  • 2 GB VRAM
  • Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit) and macOS version 10.14.6 or newer
Minimum system requirements:
  • Intel HD 4000 for PC, Intel Iris Pro 5200 or comparable AMD graphics card for Mac
  • Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit and macOS version 10.14.6
  • Mac computers must support the Metal API. You can see if your Mac supports Metal here.
Note:Fortnite no longer supports Nvidia cards on Mac.

When I try to install the Epic Games Launcher, the error message "This installation package is not supported on this platform."

You need a 64-bit operating system to install the Epic Games Launcher and play Fortnite.

I'm having problems installing the game. What can I do against it?

Where can I get help if I'm having problems with the game and need technical assistance?

If you have problems with the game and need technical assistance, please visit fortnitehelp.epicgames.com.

If you're having trouble with the Epic Games Launcher, here are helpful articles.