Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Wait for Fortnite ends on Android unofficially - APK now available

Wait for Fortnite ends on Android unofficially - APK now available

As Epic Games made a decision to skip the Play Store, users will need to first download the Fortnite launcher from the company's website.

Google is taking special steps to let Google Play users know they'll have to go outside of the centralized app store to download Fortnite onto their Android device.

Epic says that 300 million of the 2.5 billion active Android phones, or 12%, will be able to run Fortnite "well".

Epic Games has had fantastic successes where the iOS platform is concerned with the globally popular Fortnite title.

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney explained: "Epic's goal is to bring its games directly to customers. You should look carefully at the source of software you're installing, and only install software from sources you trust".

If you're just dying to play Fortnite on your Android phone and you don't have a Samsung model, click on the sourcelink now, request an invite, and get ready to prep your phone for the invite you should receive in a couple of days.

The message appears to be new and unique to Fortnite searches-looking for other popular titles that aren't available on Google Play and/or Android phones doesn't result in the same warning.

This method of download opens Android users up to scammers and potentially unsafe links to get the game. Searchers are also advised that Fortnite rival PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is available to download.

Users who download apps through the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store can trust the file to be legitimate because Google is promoting it on their official store.

Research suggests scammers are tricking Fortnite players out of more than $1 million each year through fake, corrupted links.

Fortnite users are advised to take care when downloading the game.

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