Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play

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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.

Because Fortnite for Android will be hosted by Epic Games and not Google Play, Android users will need to disable default security settings that will allow them to download and install third-party applications.

Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite. Fortnite developer Epic Games has made a calculated decision to release the app on its own. There's only one title (Battle Breakers), and it's not available yet. 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. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store. As spotted by a Reddit user, searching for Fortnite or Fortnite Battle Royale will yield a warning saying the game isn't available on the Play Store. Up until now, non-Samsung owners couldn't even download the game, let alone play it.

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Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now. However, the millions of kids who just want to play the latest and greatest game probably aren't aware of that. It's a big pie for Epic games, which has made over $1 Billion in revenue from in-app Fortnite purchases (for both PC and mobile ) by the start of this month.

If more developers follow Epic's path, then the road to unauthorized and potentially harmful downloads on Android devices will only widen.

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