Fortnite Steam: how to get the battle royale game on Valve’s client

If you're loving Epic's battle royale game but also want to keep your PC games together, here's how to get Fortnite on Steam

Fortnite Steam

Why isn’t Fortnite on Steam? Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the biggest games on the planet right now. Millions of players are choosing Fortnite over PUBG and are parachuting down from Epic Games’ battle bus to claim a sweet victory royale. But, the real question is: will there ever be a Fortnite Steam version?

As you might have noticed, you cannot find Fortnite on Steam as you would the vast majority of games. Like Overwatch or League of Legends, there is no Fortnite Steam version. Even worse, there’s no Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Steam version, either. That’s unless you know this little trick we’re about to share with you.

We can certainly sympathise with your predicament. The number of PC gaming storefronts are increasing all the time and, as you would your library or Blu-ray collection, you want to keep all your games in one digital place. What’s more, it’s annoying to have to remember all your different usernames and passwords, so we’re here to help. Below you can find out how to get Fortnite on Steam.

is Fortnite on Steam?

No, sadly. Fortnite is made by Epic Games, who have had their own game client since 2016, the year Paragon released. For precisely the same reason Blizzard games are found on their own app client, Fortnite can only be found on the Epic launcher. Not to worry, though: below you can find out how to get Fortnite Steam. Let’s just hope Fortnite and PUBG play nice in your library. When it comes to your Epic friends list, you also have the option to add your Steam contacts through the Epic launcher.

how to get fortnite on steam

The first step in getting Fortnite on Steam is, well, opening Steam. In the bottom left corner you should see the ‘Add a Game’ button. Once you click you should see an option which reads ‘Add a Non-Steam Game’. Click that, then a new window will open in your web browser.

Your next job is to find the .exe file of Epic’s battle royale phenomenon in your file explorer. These tend to be quite easy to find as they use the game logos you are familiar with. Steam will offer suggestion of games it has found but, if you cannot find your Fortnite file in the list, it will usually be located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64.

Fortnite Steam launcher

how to add Fortnite to your Steam library

Once you have found the Fortnite .exe file, click the tick-box next to the icon and then press the button that says ‘Add Selected Programs’. Now you should have Fortnite Steam; that wasn’t so hard was it?