Blog How to unblock Fortnite at school
Alex Lloyd April 12, 2018

How to unblock Fortnite at school

Fortnite: Battle Royale, the viral game loved by millions around the world, has recently started being blocked at schools and colleges. Why? Because people are spending more time playing than they are listening to their teachers. If your school, college, or even your office is blocking Fortnite—or any other game like RobloxMinecraft, or social network—we have a simple solution to bypass the restrictions and play until your heart’s content. Want Fortnite unblocked? Here’s how to unblock Fortnite at school or on Chromebook in just a few easy steps. Get unblocked games at school for free with a VPN. 

Fortnite unblocked

How do you get Fortnite unblocked at school? Firstly, you need to download a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. A VPN routes your web traffic through its secure servers, giving you a new IP address. This ensures that the site you’re trying to visit has no idea who you are or where you’re connecting from. That last part is important.

Go to your app store and search for Hotspot Shield VPN (or click the image below).

Follow these simple 5 steps to get Fortnite unblocked:

Step 1: Download the Hotspot Shield app for free on your mobile or desktop device.

Step 2: Open Hotspot Shield and click the “connect” button.

Step 3: Hotspot Shield is now connected and all your web activities are totally anonymous.  

Step 4: Now open up Fortnite.

Step 5: Voila! Fortnite unblocked!

You’ll find that the game is no longer blocked on your school network or school Chromebook, and any restrictions that were put in place have now been bypassed.

Hotspot Shield’s free VPN is limited on bandwidth. If you find that you’re playing so much Fortnite you need additional bandwidth, you can upgrade to Hotspot Shield Premium (it has a 7-day free trial). This then gives you unlimited bandwidth.

As an added bonus, upgrading to Premium also grants you access to 29 virtual server locations around the world. Why is this cool? Because if you select the server location in the United Kingdom, for instance, you can then access Netflix shows only for people living in that country.

Here’s another example: Say you’re heading abroad on vacation. Switching to your native server when in a foreign country will allow you to stream video content as if you were sat at home with your feet up. There’s now never an excuse to complain about foreign TV shows you don’t understand.

Oh, and you can also potentially save hundreds on flight tickets by using a VPN. And you can access any NFL game live, so you won’t miss a second of the action.

Are VPNs blocked on Fortnite?

Many VPNs are blocked on Fortnite, so it’s important to select a trusted VPN provider so you can always ensure Fortnite unblocked. Hotspot Shield is trusted by over 650 million people around the world and works great for unblocking Fortnite — and Netflix, YouTube, and practically any other site you want to unblock.

Will a VPN improve my Fortnite gaming experience?

Not only does Hotspot Shield make Fortnite unblocked at school, but it also improves your gaming experience. By connecting to virtual servers located nearer to where the game’s servers are located, you will get less lag time and faster gaming speeds. So try it out yourself and see if your Fortnite gaming improves.

Fortnite unblocked at school with Hotspot Shield 

Back to unblocked games: It’s not just Fortnite that Hotspot Shield unblocks; any game, social network, or video streaming site that’s been blocked by your school or office will now be accessible.  

So enjoy Fortnite whenever you like by downloading Hotspot Shield VPN. Just remember to still pay attention in class!

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What is Fortnite? 

If you’ve gotten this far in the article and yet you don’t actually know what Fortnite is, let me fill you in. It’s a phenomenon. The game burst onto the scene in 2017 and is set on Earth, but most of humanity is gone. One of the main things you need to do in Fortnite is collect materials to build protective ‘forts’ to stay safe. Players battle other players in the battle royale mode, and, frankly, it’s addictive. This is why so many people want Fortnite unblocked at school.

How big is Fortnite?

Fortnite is so big now that people actually tune in online to watch gamers play. Even Drake got in on the action. The Battle Royale version of the game is free to play and yet it makes an estimated $300 million per month. How? Via in-game purchases.

What age is Fortnite for?

People of all ages are playing Fortnite, but Epic Games has put a PEGI rating of 12 on the game, meaning it’s not suitable for kids under 12. There are many grown adults playing Fortnite, too, such is the viral nature of the game.

Is Fortnite free?

While Fortnite is thought of as a free game, in truth, it’s not entirely free. Fortnite “Battle Royale” is free, however, it’s the in-game V-bucks that people are buying; that’s how Fortnite makes such an extraordinary amount of money each month. If you want to play the full version of Fortnite, you do have to buy that game. It costs around $42 USD per month. When most people talk about Fortnite, they’re referring to the ‘free’ Battle Royale version.

What does Fortnite run on?

Fortnite is now available on pretty much every platform out there, including PC, MacOS, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS mobile, and Android. Note: Fortnite is not available in the Google Play store, so you need to download it directly from Fortnite itself. 

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About Alex Lloyd

Alex Lloyd heads AnchorFree's content department. Before joining the team, he was a former professional race car driver—competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times—and has spent the past decade writing content for major publications such as Yahoo and CNN.

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