Fortnite is out now on Android exclusively on Samsung

Ruben Fields
August 11, 2018

Fortnite has grossed more than $180 million so far on iOS devices, where it has been available exclusively since launching March 15 in an invite-only beta that later expanded to all App Store users.

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. Fortnite developer Epic Games has made a calculated decision to release the app on its own. Epic Games is handling the distribution itself, so searches for Fortnite in the Play Store turn up a lot of junk that isn't the game.

After signing up for the beta on your Pie-powered phone and downloading Digital Wellbeing from the Play Store, it doesn't actually show up in your app drawer.

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Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite.

The message that pops up says that "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play". It can continue to come in the form of a fake version of Fortnite, much like the way malware was attacking those looking for Fortnite for Android well before it was released. 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.

Epic Games' free-to-play multiplatform game just crossed the billion-dollar threshold thanks to in-game purchases where players pay upgrades to customize their characters.

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