Google Play Store warns users about potential fake Fortnite downloads

Google Play Store warns users about potential fake Fortnite downloads

This stands in contrast to the iOS version of Fortnite, which is available to download right from Apple's App Store.

Just fire up the Play Store on your phone, and search for "Fortnite Mobile" or some variation on the name to get the message.

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 game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store.

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Google's cut is 30% of all user purchases made on the Play Store, same as Apple's for the App Store.

This long waiting time has perhaps lead to some impatience, and thus users are using an APK to download Android Fortnite before it's release. However, the millions of kids who just want to play the latest and greatest game probably aren't aware of that. Will going off market plunge you into Android gloom? 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. Google has released Android 9 Pie but last years Android 8 Oreo has yet to make it to buyers TVs.

Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways. Instead of making the game available through Google's Play Store, it chose to place it directly on its website - effectively bypassing the Play Store and ensuring that no share of the revenue that Epic will earn from Fortnite goes to Google.

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