How to download & install Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite is a relatively new PvE & PvP game released by Epic Games for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. To play it’s PvE mode, you must purchase into it’s early access. However, the Battle Royale mode is currently free on all platforms!

It’s caused quite a storm, with the creators of Player Unknown: Battlegrounds expressing their concern. Back in September, Bluehole stated that they where considering takes further action against Epic Games for the similarities between Fortnite and PUBG. Although at this point in time, it seems no further action has been taken.

Anyhow, in this short guide, we will show you how to get up and running with Fortnite: Battle Royale on PC.

Create an Epic Games account

If you havn’t already, you’re going to need to create an Epic Games account. Fortnite is run through the Epic Games launcher, not Steam, Origin or uPlay. Along with Fortnite, you can also try out other games such as Paragon. If you do already own an Epic Games account, skip to the next step.

Choose a display name, this is what your character will be called in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode. You may also need to confirm your account by heading to your email.

Download Fortnite

You can head to the download page for Epic Games Launcher¬†and choose your operating system. Whether it be Mac or Windows. Once it’s downloaded, open it and log in to the account that you created in the previous step.

You can find the tab for Fortnite at the top of the launcher. Choose install, select your install location and let it do its thing. The install size for Fortnite is currently around 10GB. Once installed, hit the Launch button and you’re ready to go!

How to download and install Fortnite Battle Royale
Launch Fortnite from within the Launcher

When Fortnite is open, make sure to adjust your settings such as mouse sensitivity. The settings menu can be found in the top right under a menu. You are now able to search for games, whether solo or in a party and begin levelling!