Google Play shows warning to anyone searching for Fortnite APKs

by Lawrence Cooper August 15, 2018, 1:26
Google Play shows warning to anyone searching for Fortnite APKs

Fans can download the game directly from Epic's website instead, and market intelligence company Sensor Tower said that move could cost Google at least $50 million in platform fees this year.

After acquiring a skin, a player would then choose a weapon category and then pick which specific gun they want the skin to be on.

As Fortnite is still in beta on Android, Epic Games isn't prepared for the large number of Android players that would jump into the game if it was available for everyone.

"Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play". It's steering people away from fake and possibly unsafe apps that might try to cash in on the confusion of Fortnite not being in the one place you'd really expect it to be.

Epic has been criticized for its decision not to offer Fortnite through the Play Store.

Fortnite on Android can only be downloaded from Fortnite.com/Android. Searchers are also advised that Fortnite rival PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is available to download.

In a nutshell, the issue is that Epic Games distributes Fortnite for Android outside the Play Store, which is a bit unusual; virtually all popular Android apps are on the Play Store, and this does keep users (somewhat) more safe.

Once the APK file is installed, it will install Fortnite on your device. After downloading the game, the game posts a notification to users reminding them to; "make their device as secure as possible"; by disabling the permission settings which had to be changed to allow the game to be downloaded in the first place.

What would really be unpleasant, though, is if you (or I) download some kind of malware disguised as a modified Fortnite.APK. Users can add their name to Fortnite's wait list and will receive an email when a slot opens up for them. Once the installation completes, users will be able to sign in and start playing.


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