How To Download & Play Fortnite Battle Royale For Free

By Nic •  Updated: 02/17/18 •  4 min read

If you want to know how to download & play Fortnite Battle Royale for free, this is the article for you. We show you exactly how to download, install, and play Fortnite for completely free. Fortnite is one of the best Battle Royale games ever made in my opinion taking a more cartoony art style and adding in the ability to build simple structures in order to make the game more dynamic and separate it from the other games in the genre. Because of this, it is my favorite Battle Royale game, and I really do think it takes the genre to the next level. Nevertheless, let's get on into the tutorial!

How To Download & Play Fortnite Battle Royale For Free

How To Download Fornite Battle Royale

Step 1) Download The Epic Games Launcher

In order to get Fortnite, you need to download the Epic Games Launcher. This is really easy. All you need to do is click here to go to the Fortnite Battle Royale page. Once you're on that page, just click the big yellow, ‘Download' button. You'll then be whisked off to a registration page. Here, you'll want to register inputting the username you want to use in game, and adding in the email address you want to use to login. Also, be sure to use a secure yet memorable password as you'll need it to login and play the game later.

After you've entered your registration information, click ‘create account' button at the bottom of the form. This will then take you off to a simple download page where the correct version for your computer should automatically start downloading. If it doesn't, simply click ‘Windows' if you have a Windows PC or click ‘Mac' if you have Mac. Now, let's get the Epic Games Launcher installed!

Step 2) Install The Epic Games Launcher

Once the Epic Games Launcher has downloaded, find it on your computer. It is most likely on your desktop or in your download folder, and double-click on it. It will open a simple software installer like we are all used to. Just click ‘Install' in the bottom right of the screen, and it will now install the Epic Games Launcher on your computer. This could take a while, so as long as the bar is moving, it is working. When it is done installing, it will automatically close the installer, download an update, and open the Epic Games Launcher. After the launcher is open, login with the account we created earlier in this tutorial. From here, we need to install Fortnite.

How To Install Fortnite Battle Royale For Free

Step 3) Download & Install Fortnite Battle Royal For Free

To get Fortnite installing, all you need to is click the big, green ‘Install' button on the left-hand side of the Epic Games Launcher. Then, you want to confirm the location you are installing Fortnite to is correct by clicking the green ‘Install' button in the bottom right of the pop-up window, and then, Fortnite Battle Royale will begin downloading! This is going to take a while. You are now actually downloading Fornite. It is over 17GB, so if your internet is very bad, it could take hours to download. Once it has downloaded, you can move on to step 4 of this tutorial!

Step 4) Playing Fortnite & Having Some Fun!

After Fortnite is finally done downloading, actually launching into the game to play is very easy. Just open up the Epic Games Launcher if you haven't already, and click the big, green ‘Launch' button. This will then download any updates that need to be downloaded and launch into Fortnite. Once you are on the Fortnite main menu, you are going to want to click ‘Battle Royale' as that is the free version of Fortnite. Next just click play in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, and you will jump into your first ever Fornite Battle Royale game. Have fun and best of luck!

If you prefer video tutorials, check out our in-depth tutorial on how to download & play Fortnite Battle Royale for free by clicking here! If you have any issues getting Fortnite Battle Royale installed, please post in the comments below. We are happy to help. Thanks for reading!


I have been playing and modding Minecraft since 2010. In 2014, I started getting interested in creating Minecraft servers and teaching people how to do it online. This led to thousands of videos covering how to do anything and everything in Minecraft!