Is Fortnite Battle Royale On PC?

Fortnite battle royale artwork. Photo Courtesy: Epic Games

If you’re a fan of online multiplayer games, you’ve likely played — or at least heard of — games like Minecraft, Roblox, Among Us and the world’s most popular game, Fortnite. Even if you don’t have a video game console, you can still access many of these hit games, including Fortnite. Here, we’ll discuss how to install Fortnite Battle Royale on your PC, and review a few other frequently asked questions about the game. 

Is Fortnite Battle Royale Free on PC?

Yes, Fortnite Battle Royale is free to play on PC. For those who have never played the game, no two matches in Fortnite are the same. There are also multiple ways to play this battle royale game. 

For starters, you’ll explore maps, build traps and try to survive long enough to be the last person (or team) left standing. Additionally, Fortnite battle royale has seasons with different themes, maps and events. These so-called seasons last about 90 days. One of the more recent Fortnite seasons was Marvel-themed, and allowed players to unlock themed character skins, so that their avatars could look like Iron Man or other iconic comic book characters.

How To Get Fortnite Battle Royale on PC

Since the game is free, the next question you may have is how to play it on your computer. All you have to do is go to the Epic Games store and download it right from the game’s developer. If you’ve never downloaded a game from Epic Games before, you’ll also need to install the Epic Games game launcher, which takes just a few clicks.


How To Install Fortnite Battle Royale on PC

Before you can download and install Fortnite Battle Royale on your PC, the first thing you need to do is create an account. You can choose multiple options to create an account; you can use an email address or Google account, for example. Once you sign in, you can search the store for Fortnite and download it. A pop-up will ask you to verify your information before the download begins. 


Upon verifying your information, another pop-up will ask you to either open the game launcher or download the game launcher. Once you download the launcher, open it, sign in and you’ll see your game in the library. Under the game’s name, it will say “Install”. Click that button to start the installation process.

Can PC Gamers Play Fortnite with PlayStation, Switch and Xbox Gamers?

One of the best things about playing Fortnite is that the game supports cross-platform play. That means you can play with anyone using any device — a PC, PlayStation 4 or 5 (PS4, PS5), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and so on. 


To play with someone on a PS4, for example, you have to link your Epic Games account to your PS4 account and add your friends by entering their Epic Games username into the “Social” tab, which is accessible in the Fortnite lobby. Once you learn how to play Fortnite Battle Royale, you and your friends might improve your skills enough to play the game competitively as an esport.