Why You Shouldn't Install Fortnite APKs On Your Android

Isaac Cain
August 11, 2018

Despite Epic having clarified its release plans for the game several times, some fans may still expect Fortnite Android to be available on Google Play.

Fortnite is the biggest mobile game release since Pokemon GO, but unlike Pokemon GO, you can't download it from the Google Play Store.

This information came from Reddit users (via 9to5google), where quite a few comments posted that when someone searches for "Fortnite" or "Fortnite Battle Royale", or a few other derivatives, Google Play prompts with a message instead of showing results.

Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now.

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With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode, and more. Look closely at that message and one will notice that Fortnite Battle Royale is spelled incorrectly, as the word "Royal" is missing an "e".

"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. Sensor Tower estimates that Apple has made more than $54 million from the game so far via its 30 percent cut of all in-app spending on its store.

Epic Games has opted to launch the game first on Samsung phones - the beta is live now for most high-end Samsung phones launched in the last two or three years. The second is through the Epic Games website where if you don't have a compatible phone you'll simply be signed up to the Beta. If you own a Samsung device, you can go and grab Fortnite from either the Galaxy App Store or the official Fortnite site.

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