Google Play Store warns users about potential fake Fortnite downloads

Gerald Bowen
August 11, 2018

Fortnite is a mega-popular, fight-the-demons, post-apocalyptic video game, and it's about to come out on Android. 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. 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. This comes via a message displayed in the search results on the Play Store where searching for "Fortnite" will see the message above displayed, informing users that Fortnite Battle Royale is not available via Google Play. According to the developer, this decision was made in part to bypass the 30% "store tax" that would normally be applied to purchases made on Google Play.

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. Epic will also offer downloads of the game on its website in the coming days for most Android smartphones. Perhaps the developer intends to profit from the first early wave of adopters, which will be massive given the time users have waited for the game to arrive on Android.

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