Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

11 August, 2018, 18:39 | Author: Larry Hoffman
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This information came from Reddit users (via 9to5google), where quite a few comments posted that when someone searches for "Fortnite" or "Fortnite Battle Royale", or a few other derivatives, Google Play prompts with a message instead of showing results.

Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now.

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The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store. Perhaps as a precautionary measure, Google has started to mentioned directly on the Play Store that Fortnite is unavailable for download - in order to prevent users from downloading fake apps. Pirated and stolen versions of apps are often released via APK's.

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Unlike on iOS where Apple completely controls where you get your apps i.e the App Store, on Android devices users can choose to get their apps from anywhere they want. 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.

Samsung's exclusive rights to the Fortnite for Android beta will expire on August 13, after which the beta will open to dozens of more Android devices.

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Epic Games recently made the controversial decision to release the Android version of Fortnite on its own website rather than through the Google Play Store. Check out our guide below to see how to install Fortnite for Android.

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