You’ve undoubtedly seen or heard of Fortnite; after all, it’s one of (if not the) most popular games worldwide. Though it was not the first game to use the popular battle royale genre, it certainly capitalized on it and elevated it to prominence.
It’s available on a wide range of modern platforms, from smartphones and tablets to PCs and even consoles like the PlayStation 4. But how can you get your hands on it, particularly on the PlayStation 4? Given that there are no Fortnite discs in stores (except for used copies of the initial game, which debuted in 2017), the only way to obtain it is to download it. In this guide, we’ll tell you exactly how to do so.
Everything you need to know about Fortnite on PlayStation 4 is right here.
How Do I Install Fortnite on My PS4?
Before you start downloading Fortnite on Playstation 4, ensure your system is accessible via the internet. You may do so via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet port. Sign in with your PSN account to access the PS4’s home screen, which displays all of your apps and games horizontally aligned. At this point, you can proceed with installing Fortnite on your system.
Step 1: Open the PlayStation Store. Scroll to the left from the home screen to find the PlayStation Store app. Click the X to close this.
Step 2: You will then be taken to the PlayStation Store’s menu page. Also, on left side of the screen, there are various options. The one you want, however, is labelled Search at the top. It is located to the left of the Cart tab and is accompanied by a magnifying glass.
Step 3: Click X on Search and type the game you’re looking for — in this case, Fortnite — into the search bar..
Step 4: To find Fortnite, click on each letter separately to discover what you’re looking for. When we tried it, we typed in F-O, and Fortnite instantly appeared. Because of its prominence, there is no need to type the full name. You may be required to enter the full name for more obscure titles. Also, on right, Fortnite should appear. For the time being, it will simply be known as Fortnite, so don’t expect any add-ons.
Step 5: On Fortnite, press X.
Step 6: Install Fortnite, which is completely free and doesn’t require a credit card or currency to play. Simply click the X button next to Download, and the download will begin on your PS4.
At this point, you can return to the system’s home screen by pressing the PS button on your controller (denoted by the PlayStation logo in the center between the sticks).
Step 7: It’s not enjoyable, but you’ll have to wait for the download to complete. Fortunately, it isn’t a large file, so it shouldn’t take too long to finish.
Step 8:The download bar will disappear when it’s finished, and the message “Start” will appear. When it has finished downloading, click it to start the game.
Is PS Plus Required to Play?
A PS Plus membership is not required to play Fortnite online. As long as you possess a connection to the internet, you can begin playing right away. In general, PS Plus is required to play online games, but there are some exceptions with free games.