Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play

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It's possible Epic Games will eventually decide to add Fortnite to the Play Store. While a version for Android was in the works, malware creators preyed on those Android users looking for a game that, unbeknownst to them, had yet to be released for their device. Fortnite won't even be available for download on the Play store. 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 generated over $180 million in just a few months when it was made available in late March. That 30 percent revenue cut is the same for Google Play.


Epic Games confirmed that it would be coming to Android "this summer", but then it all went a bit quiet, leaving Android users scrambling for any info they could on when they might get their hands on it. This is likely to deter developers from creating apps with the word "Fortnite" in the title to take advantage of the confusion over the release. Check out our guide below to see how to install Fortnite for Android. Malware can also come bundled with the actual official Android version of the game downloaded from an unofficial third-party.

Despite Epic having clarified its release plans for the game several times, some fans may still expect Fortnite Android to be available on Google Play. The company looked to target two birds with one stone as it upgraded the S-Pen and made sure that Fortnite for Android became an exclusive for the Note 9.

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