How to play Fortnite on a Chromebook

How to play Fortnite on a Chromebook

Fortnite is perhaps the most popular game on the market today. This free third-person battle royale builder took the world by storm years ago, and has only expanded and become more popular. That success can be attributed to the amount of crossover content and events the game has included, with almost every popular franchise making some kind of appearance at this point, but more likely it’s due to how accessible the game is.

Fortnite can be played on almost anything. The game was designed to run on low power devices like phones, all the way to mainstream consoles, and of course basically all PCs. However, the only device left in the dust was the Chromebook. Natively, Chromebook laptops can’t officially run this hit game, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If you want to bring your Fortnite experience on the go, and all you have is a Chromebook to play, here are a few ways you can board the battle bus and join the battle royale.

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Flying through the air in Fortnite.

How to play Fortnute using remote desktop

The first method we’ll cover is using a remote desktop feature to connect your Chromebook to a PC running Fortnite and play it remotely. This is an easy way to get the game up and running, but it does require that you also have a PC that can run Fortnite on the same network, which might not be ideal. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Install Chrome remote desktop via the official Chrome Web Store on your Chromebook and traditional PC or laptop.

Step 2: Start the remote desktop application on both computers.

Step 3: On the Chromebook, select Generate code while looking into the share this screen tab in the app. This will generate a code that will expire after five minutes.

Step 4: Before the time runs out, enter that code on your other PC or laptop by going to the Connect to another computer section.

Step 5: Once entered, press Connect and allow remote access when prompted.

Step 6: Your Chromebook will now take over from the other PC, allowing you to charge Fortnite and start playing right away.

Android apps in the app store on Windows 11.

How to play Fortnite using the Android app

Unlike the iOS version of Fortnite, you can still play this game on the go with any Android device. Also, unlike iOS, there are also options for those Android apps to run on your PC, but this is by far the most complex and possibly intimidating method available called sideloading. If you’re ready to do a little work, here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Enable developer mode on your Chromebook.

Step 2: Walk into Settingsso google play storeY Manage Android preferences.

Step 3: Change Unknown sources to allow them.

Step 4: Go to the Fortnite download page for android.

Step 5: Press Ctrl + Shift + J to open the developer tools menu.

Step 6: Press Ctrl + Shift + M to switch to mobile view.

Step 7: Please refresh the page and download the game.

Step 8: If you get a warning that the APK file is potentially dangerous, select Keep.

Step 9: Locate the Fortnite file in your downloads archive.

Step 10: Open the file to start the installer.

Step 11: Follow the steps to complete the installation.

Step 12: Open the app and press the button Get button next to Fortnite to install the game.

Step 13: Once the game is installed, just launch it and start playing.

Nvidia's GeForce Now ecosystem.

How to play Fortnite using GeForce Now

The final method you can use to play Fortnite on your Chromebook is by using game streaming. As of now, the only cloud streaming service that works on Chromebook is Nvidia’s GeForce Now. Because this is a streaming service, the level of quality you get will largely depend on the speed and power of your internet, so keep that in mind. You can also use this service for free; however, you can only play for an hour at a time and on low settings. If you want longer playback times and higher resolution and frame rates, you’ll need to pay for one of their membership levels. Anyway, here’s how to get Fortnite transmission through the cloud.

Step 1: Go to the GeForce Now website on your Chromebook.

Step 2: If you don’t have an account, select Join now and create a free account or one of the paid plans.

Step 3: Follow the steps to create an account.

Step 4: Once done, you will be prompted with different platforms to start. Select Launch low chrome.

Step 5: Read the tutorial to learn how the platform works.

Step 6: Once familiar, just type Fortnite in the search bar.

Step 7: Locate the game and select To play.

Step 8: You will be prompted here to sign in with your Epic Games account.

Step 9: Sign in and the game will launch, or you may be queued if you’re using the free plan.

Step 10: Once you’re in, enjoy the game!

It’s a shame that a device as convenient as the Chromebook can’t easily run one of the most popular and accessible games out there, but there are at least a few options to help you get your battle royale fix thanks to these methods, one of which should be a suitable solution for your situation.

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