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

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Epic Games is releasing the mega-popular Fortnite for Android in an unconventional way: it is bypassing the Google Play Store.

Eventually, when the game is officially offered to Android users, they will have to sideload Fortnite through Epic's website.

Thing is, the company that created it, Epic Games, just announced that it won't be publishing it via Google Play, the market where most users - in the Western hemisphere, anyway - get most of their apps. Fortnite won't even be available for download on the Play store.

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This long waiting time has perhaps lead to some impatience, and thus users are using an APK to download Android Fortnite before it's release.

This stands in contrast to the iOS version of Fortnite, which is available to download right from Apple's App Store. The game is available on PC and Mac, home consoles like Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, and even launched on iOS earlier in March for iPhone and iPad users. 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. However, the millions of kids who just want to play the latest and greatest game probably aren't aware of that. 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. It can continue to come in the form of a fake version of Fortnite, much like the way malware was attacking those looking for Fortnite for Android well before it was released.

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