After a long time with no new content, the developer of Fortnite called Epic Games finally released a new update on January 15 on the game. However, for a lot of players, downloading this update can take a long time. In order to help you, here is a guide to update it faster on mobile.
Manually updating Fortnite on mobile sounds pretty simple. You can just download an update and you are good, especially since iOS auto updates your apps for you. The thing is that iOS has not auto-updated Fortnite Mobile for some players, leaving many of them confused as to why their game is not launching properly. If you are one of those people, you are going to have manually download and install the update yourself.
To manually download and install the update yourself, the first thing that you have to do is to go to the iOS App Store. Then, click on the Updates tab located on the bottom of your screen. there should be a red button notification. After that, Fortnite Mobile should have a pending update available. You can just tap the update button to install it. Once the update finishes downloading, your game should be good to go.
In case your device does not have a Fortnite Mobile update waiting for you, then there is something else wrong with your game. fortunately, there is an easy solution. All that you have to do is to reinstall the game and you should end up with a fully up to date version of Fortnite Mobile. Once you have successfully update Fortnite Mobile, you should be able to relaunch the game without any problems.
If you use PS4, there are three methods that you can try. The first one is to pause and resume download. The thing may sound weird, but sometimes it speeds up downloads. The second one is to change your DNS settings. Changing it to Google Public DNS would have helped many players to speed up their downloads. First of all, go to your network settings, Configure the Internet connection. Then, manually choose your DNS and enter the following parameters: Primary DNS 22.214.171.124, Secondary DNS: 126.96.36.199. The third one is to rest mode. This one seems to work for many, simply put your console in rest mode. If you want to try this, you need to go to Power management settings and define the features available in idle mode, then in system, activate automatic downloads. After that, activate sleep mode and come back later hoping your download is complete.
For those who use Xbox One, there are three options for you. The first one is to close all open games and applications. The second one is to avoid downloading the update as soon as it is released. The third one is to change your DNS settings by going to your network settings, Network tab > Network settings > Advanced settings > DNS settings > Manual, then Primary DNS: 188.8.131.52, Secondary DNS: 184.108.40.206.