Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

Fortnite developer Epic Games has made a calculated decision to release the app on its own.

Fortnite is a mega-popular, fight-the-demons, post-apocalyptic video game, and it's about to come out on Android. Fortnite won't even be available for download on the Play store.


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. 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. 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. However, the millions of kids who just want to play the latest and greatest game probably aren't aware of that. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit. With the option on Android to release its app without going through Google's official channel, they also skip having to give Google a slice of the in-game purchase pie. Check out our guide below to see how to install Fortnite for Android. And even though a beta version of the game will be made available exclusively to those toting certain high-end Samsung Galaxy models, Fortnite will not be offered to Android users through the Google Play Store.

Samsung's exclusive rights to the Fortnite for Android beta will expire on August 13, after which the beta will open to dozens of more Android devices.

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