Google Play Store warns users about potential fake Fortnite downloads

11 August, 2018, 18:41 | Author: Julian Harrison
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After launching on iOS back in April, the phenomenally popular battle royale game is coming to Android devices this summer, and the developer has now revealed that the game won't be available through the Google Play store like most other games for the platform. Thankfully, the Play Store is finally doing something about it.

Because Fortnite for Android will be hosted by Epic Games and not Google Play, Android users will need to disable default security settings that will allow them to download and install third-party applications.

The warning does not appear if you search for Fortnite on the desktop version of the Play Store. Perhaps the developer intends to profit from the first early wave of adopters, which will be massive given the time users have waited for the game to arrive on Android. We can only assume that when the game leaves beta, it will be available to any Android device that can handle it.




This week, much has been made of the fact that the Android version of Fortnite will not be available through the Google Play marketplace. It's a big pie for Epic games, which has made over $1 Billion in revenue from in-app Fortnite purchases (for both PC and mobile ) by the start of this month. Will going off market plunge you into Android gloom? In addition to that, users who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 between August 10, and August 23 will get the option to either choose 15,000 V-bucks (in-game currency) with Fortnite Galaxy skin or a pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones.

Fortnite has grossed more than $180 million so far on iOS devices, where it has been available exclusively since launching March 15 in an invite-only beta that later expanded to all App Store users.

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