Fortnite for Android not officially available on Play Store: Google

Fortnite on Android

Fortnite on Android

"See a complete picture of your digital habits and disconnect when you want to". 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.

- Wind Down reminds you to switch off at night, setting a schedule to fade your screen to Grayscale while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a good night's sleep.

Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android users will not be able to download Fortnite on their devices from Google's digital store, but rather through its own service. I will be writing up this solution once I've had time to test it.

Epic Games and Samsung also provided a list of devices that will be compatible with Fortnite Beta. Below that, the Play Store continues with the normal search results, which includes the competing PUBG mobile battle royale game.

All Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 users will get an exclusive Fortnite Galaxy skin that can help them stand apart in the game. Additionally, to download files outside of Play Store requires users to tinker around with security permissions. Subsequently, once this wave starts to subside, the company will then bring Fortnite on Play Store.

"It's a high cost in a world where game developers' 70 per cent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games", Epic said. Epic will also offer downloads of the game on its website in the coming days for most Android smartphones.

Whatever the case is, Google's open-source ideology will cost it $50 million over the course of the year should Epic not bring Fortnite on the Play Store. Well, the last part is still valid since you can't yet play Fortnite even if you download it on your non-Samsung smartphone unless you've been accepted in the beta.

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