Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play

Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play

Fortnite is the biggest mobile game release since Pokemon GO, but unlike Pokemon GO, you can't download it from the Google Play Store.

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. 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. Below the message, Google has helpfully listed the developer account for Epic Games.

The Fortnite beta for Android was announced yesterday during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.

This week, much has been made of the fact that the Android version of Fortnite will not be available through the Google Play marketplace. Epic has to share 30 percent of those purchases made on iOS devices with Apple due to the terms of the App Store.

Google isn't very happy about this as they seem to put Fortnite's main competitor PUBG at the top of search results when someone searches for the aforementioned game.




The warning does not appear if you search for Fortnite on the desktop version of the Play Store.

Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit.

Epic has shared a few more details about the upcoming Android release of Fortnite.

Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned.

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