Google Adds Unique Warning That Fortnite is Unavailable on Google Play Store

Fortnite for Android reminds users to be safe, and to block installation from unknown sources

However, it's also very possible that Epic will simply ban the account used to access Fortnite as well as the smartphone that it's running on. Many Android fans argue that the installation process leaves users vulnerable because it forces them to allow apps from "unknown sources".

That's the message you'll get if you type "Fortnite" into the Google Play Store on your Android device today. When users search for "fortnite" on Google Play, they're now presented with a special message reading "Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play". Videos such as the one shown above show how tantalisingly close you are to playing a great third-person shooter on your tiny device. Due to the game's continued popularity both on mobile and PC, Sensor Tower predicts that the game would produce similar results-and similar revenue for Google-if hosted on the Google Play store.

"Avoiding the 30% "store tax" is a part of Epic's motivation", said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.

What would really be unpleasant, though, is if you (or I) download some kind of malware disguised as a modified Fortnite.APK.

Fortnite has launched on Android devices. The app still won't be available in the Google Play store when it does release.

Here's the problem. You have absolutely no idea what's in a modified.APK file.

If you're using one of the above-mentioned smartphones, then all you need to do is go to Fortnite's official website, select your smartphone from the dropdown, login or create your account to play Fortnite and wait for the Fortnite team to send you a download link for the game. That exclusivity was only supposed to last for "a few days" and it looks like now the beta is starting to open up for non-Samsung users as well. However, most app developers choose to pay Google's platform fees because they feel that their app will not be found by enough users without a presence on Google Play.

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