How To Play Fortnite on School Chromebook [2 Best Ways]

Learn how to play Fortnite on your school Chromebook through side-loading Android apps or using GeForce Now.

Updated on Mar 09, 2024
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How To Play Fortnite on School Chromebook [2 Best Ways]

Can you Play Fortnite on School Chromebook?

Although your Chromebooks at school are set up specifically for learning purposes, yes, it is possible to play Fortnite on them; however, it's not guaranteed to work. Also, doing this isn't as easy as installing it online or from your Google Play Store, but this guide will walk you through how you can do it in just a few simple steps.

Before attempting to play Fortnite on your school Chromebook, it's important that you get approval to do so from the administration at your school. Depending on the restrictions set up on your school's network, it may or may not work, so it's better to get approval that doing this is okay. Furthermore, you don't want to follow the incoming steps for installation if your school is opposed to students playing games during school hours.

If you've already gotten approval from the school administration, before you attempt to get Fortnite to work on your Chromebook, there are some potentialities you should know of first. For starters, Chromebooks are a much lighter computer, holding less space than a standard laptop would. And because Fortnite has a pretty massive download size, you may run into some issues, so keep that in mind.

How To Play Fortnite on School Chromebook

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Through Side-Loading Android App

Side-loading method

  1. Power off your Chromebook and enable developer mode by pressing and holding the ESC button and F3, and then press the power button at the same time. Once you release the power button, a recovery screen should pop up; to enable developer mode from there, press control and D.
  2. With your Chromebook turned back on, find the settings icon in the bottom right corner. Navigate to 'Apps', find 'Google Play Store', and choose 'Manage Android Preferences'.
  3. Go to 'security' and find 'unknown sources'.

Fortnite-mobile-android website

  1. Go to and download the Fortnite APK.
  2. Find the downloaded APK file of Fortnite and choose 'package installer', then press 'install'.
  3. Once it's installed, open the file and press install again. After that installation finishes, you should be ready to play Fortnite.

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By Using GeForce Now

GeForce method

  1. Go to Google Chrome and visit and create a GeForce account, or sign into an existing one.
  2. Navigate to the search bar within the GeForce website and search for "Fortnite".
  3. Press 'play' on Fortnite and sign into your existing Epic Games account.
  4. Open Fortnite and press play to play from your GeForce account.

How to Connect a Controller to a Chromebook to Play Fortnite

connecting a Bluetooth controller to chromebook

Playing Fortnite on your school Chromebook can be a lot more fun with a controller. Whether you prefer a wired or wireless controller, connecting it is usually straightforward. Here's how to do it:

  1. Power on the Bluetooth controller and put it in pairing mode.
  2. On your Chromebook, open the settings icon and select 'Bluetooth'.
  3. Enable Bluetooth and start searching for available devices.
  4. If your controller is in pairing mode, it should show up under 'available devices'. Click on it to start the pairing process.
  5. If prompted for a PIN number, enter it. Otherwise, your controller should now be paired and ready for you to enjoy Fortnite.

If you encounter any issues getting your controller to connect, first ensure your controller is compatible with your Chromebook by checking the manufacturer's website. If compatibility isn't the issue and you're still facing problems, try restarting your Chromebook or disconnecting and reconnecting your controller.

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