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

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

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

Unfortunately, the very fact that it arrived what feels to us to be earlier than expected may explain one glaring omission - Digital Wellbeing, one of the features touted as the big improvement added to Android 9 Pie, is simply missing. While a version for Android was in the works, malware creators preyed on those Android users looking for a game that, unbeknownst to them, had yet to be released for their device. Fortnite will be available eventually, you just have to be patient. The first is easy for owners of compatible Galaxy phones who can simply download it from the Galaxy Apps store.

The message doesn't actually tell users where they can "safely" download the game, nor the status of the game as a beta, and as an exclusive for Samsung devices for the time being.

Fortnite has generated over $180 million in just a few months when it was made available in late March. Subsequently, once this wave starts to subside, the company will then bring Fortnite on Play Store. That 30 percent revenue cut is the same for Google Play. Fortnite Android is one of - if not the - most talked about apps available today, and the battle royale trend has been around for a while.

Epic Games, developer of the immensely popular battle royale game, decided not to go through the Play Store for the application on Android phones, instead using its own launcher.

Even more concerning than the malware threat with just Fortnite for Android, however, is what this could mean for other app developers going forward.

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