Fortnite for Android goes "off market"

Fortnite for Android goes

By now, everyone who's been paying attention to news about Fortnite on Android knows that it'll only be available via Epic's site after the Samsung exclusivity period ends, and not on the Play 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.

When Epic Games launched Fortnite on Android earlier this week, it did so in an unprecedented manner. On top of that, only owners of certain Samsung smartphones were able to play the game at launch.

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Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store.

This week, much has been made of the fact that the Android version of Fortnite will not be available through the Google Play marketplace. Here's what you need to have in place to get in on that even if you are using an Essential Phone or OnePlus 6, the two other devices capable of running Android 9 Pie at this time.

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Fortnite for Android beta is now available, but not on the Play Store. Check out our guide below to see how to install Fortnite for Android.

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. 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.

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