Why is Fortnite not on Steam

Fortnite - Add Battle Royale to Steam - that's how it works

If you don't want to play Fortnite: Battle Royale via the Epic Launcher, you can add the shooter to Steam with a little trick and thus manage all games via one tool. The special feature: Our instructions not only work for Fortnite: Battle Royale, but for every game that is not offered on Steam.

Add Fortnite - Battle Royale to Steam

The free shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale should be playable for everyone, which is why the developers offer the game via its own launcher instead of using third-party platforms such as Steam. But if you already use Steam anyway, you can add Fortnite to your own library and access the game via the client.
  1. To do this, start Steam on your computer and log in with your account details.
  2. At the bottom left of the program window click on the entry "Add game".
  3. In the drop-down menu select the item "Add non-Steam game".
  4. A list of programs that are installed on your PC will appear. Here, find the "Epic Games Launcher" and select it. If it is not there, click "Browse", navigate to the path "Program Files \ Epic Games \ Launcher \ Portal \ Binaries \ Win64 \" and select the EXE file it contains.
  5. As soon as you confirm your selection, Fortnite: Battle Royale will appear in the list of your Steam games. You can now start the game from Steam, use the Steam Controller and even use Steam Link.
There are also numerous free games on Steam that are worth a look. This includes, for example, the strategy game Dota 2, for which we already have suitable beginner tips ready for you.