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How to download and install Fortnite on PC

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How to download and install Fortnite on PC: Your friends are expert video gamers and lately they have been talking about Forntite. YouTube and Twitch are literally invaded by direct gameplay videos of this video game, and practically in your group you are the only one who still doesn’t play it.

Are you passionate about video games and would you like to try this title to see if it reflects your tastes? You like its cartoon-style graphics and its gameplay seems interesting to you, but have you never yet joined your group of friends online? So can you know what you are waiting for ?! How do you say? Would you like to play Fortnite too but, since you are not very expert in using your computer, you don’t know how to  download and install Fortnite on PC ?

My dear friend, if these are all your problems, then you can be sure, with me you are in an iron barrel: I am absolutely able to help you with your eyes closed. Technology is my daily bread and I can therefore help you do these things. All you need is a few minutes of free time: sit comfortably in front of your trusty computer and follow my instructions; you will see that in the blink of an eye you are already having fun in the company of your friends.

System requirements for Fortnite

Before I start to explain in detail how to download and install Fortnite on your computer, I need to talk to you about the system requirements for this video game.

Before downloading and installing this game it is in fact very important to check that your computer meets the parameters that I will indicate below, so that you can manage to obtain a satisfying gaming experience.

Then compare the minimum technical requirements and the recommended technical requirements with the technical characteristics of your computer, in order to understand if your device is able to support this title.

Minimum system requirements for Fortnite (Windows / Mac):

  • Operating system : Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OSX Sierra
  • Processor : Core i3 2.4 Ghz
  • RAM memory : 4 GB;
  • Video card : Intel HD 4000;
  • Free disk space : 15 GB

Recommended system requirements for Fortnite (Windows / Mac):

  • Operating system : Windows 7 64-bit, macOS Sierra;
  • Processor : Core i5 2.8 Ghz;
  • RAM memory : 16 GB;
  • Video card : Nvidia GT 650, AMD Radeon HD 7870;
  • Free disk space : 20 GB

If you want to know how to identify the system requirements for your Windows or Mac computer, follow the instructions I am about to provide you.

On a PC, click on the Windows Search button (a magnifying glass symbol ) or on the Cortana search bar and type in System Information and then click on the appropriate result.

In the panel that will open, pay attention to the items that are present in the right section (if you do not see them, click on the wording System resources which is located on the left). Through this panel you can view the parameters of your computer and compare them with those previously indicated.

On a Mac, however, you have to click on the button with the apple symbol which is located in the left corner of the screen and then click on the word Information about this Mac . The window that will open will provide you with all the information regarding the technical specifications of your Apple computer.

If you have compared these parameters and if your computer meets at least all the minimum requirements, then you should be able to play Fortnite without problems or slowdowns.

In this case, then continue reading to know how to download and install Fortnite.

How to download Fortnite on PC

To download Fortnite on PC, you must first connect to its official website and proceed with the creation of a free account .

To do this, open the browser that you usually use to browse the Internet and, from the Fortnite home page, press the Play for free now button so that you are referred to the procedure for creating an Epic Games account.

If in the past you have already played an Epic Games game and therefore already have an account for the service in question, press the Login button which is located on this web page that will open.

If, on the other hand, you have to carry out the procedure for creating your account, you will have to enter your data in the text fields that you will see next to the word Register .

Then indicate your name and surname, choose the display name and then enter your email address and a password of your choice. Then accept the terms and conditions of the service by placing a check in the box I have read and accept: conditions of service .

Before pressing the Create account button, indicate if you want to receive the latest news and information about the game by placing a check mark in the box I want to receive the latest news and information on this product .

Once you press the Create account button you will be redirected to a new screen that will allow you to download the Epic Games client through which you can download and install Fortnite on a PC or Mac.

From the next screen then press the Windows button or the Mac button in case the client download does not start automatically and download the executable file to your computer.

Do not forget also to access your email address and to confirm your Epic Games account by clicking on the confirmation link that will have been sent to you by email.

How to install Fortnite on PC

Once you have completed the download of the executable (which on Windows is called EpicInstaller- (version) -fortnite.msi ) you can proceed with the installation of Fortnite on your computer.

To do this, if you are using a Windows computer, you will need to double-click the EpicInstaller- (version) -fortnite.msi file  and, if required, press the confirmation button to run the executable file.

Then, to carry out the Epic Games Launcher installation procedure, press the Install buttons and Yes . You will then have to wait for the download of the installation and also for the client updates confirming when required to perform the installation of the files necessary for the download.

If you are using a Mac computer instead, you will have to wait for the download of the dmg package to be completed , after which you will need to drag the Epic Games icon and into the macOS Applications folder .

At this point open the Applications folder , then right-click on the Epic Games Laucher icon and then press on the Open item so as to immediately start the download of the installation of this client.

Once you have created the download of the installation of all the files necessary for the Epic Games launcher you will be asked to log in with the account data that you have previously registered.

In the email text field and in the password text field then type in your account data and then press the Login button and do not forget also to put a check mark next to Remember me if you want your account data to be remembered for a faster login procedure.

Once logged in you will need to press the green Install button to begin installing the Fortnite game.

At this point you will be asked to view the license agreement and accept the terms and conditions by placing a check mark next to the item I have read and accept the end user license agreement (EULA) , then press the button Accept .

A you will have to press the green Install button again and choose whether to customize the installation folder and path by clicking on the Explore and Options button .

Also choose whether to activate the automatic updates feature by removing or deactivating the check mark corresponding to the wording automatic updates and then press the Install button again to start downloading the game.

If requested then press Yes from the Windows User Account Control window and wait for the game to be installed on your computer.

As explained in the previous lines, the disk space occupied by the game is about 15 GB, therefore it may take you some time to download the game.

So bring a little patience and wait for the download to be carried out correctly. At any time you can view the progress of the download and the connection speed by pressing the button with the graph symbol .

If you need to temporarily stop the download, just press the Pause button and then resume downloading the files from where you left off by pressing the Play button .

If you want to stop the download of Fortnite on your PC, press the button with the X symbol and in this way you will completely cancel the download of the game.

Once Fortnite has been completely downloaded to your computer, you can start it by pressing the Start button and start playing.

If once tried, the game is not for you, you can uninstall it by clicking on the button with the symbol of a gear  and then clicking on the word Uninstall .