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Google Play Store warns users about potential fake Fortnite downloads

Google Play Store warns users about potential fake Fortnite downloads

But the same message does not appear on the web version of Google Play as yet.

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, the year's hottest video game, is finally making its way to Android devices.

It's possible Epic Games will eventually decide to add Fortnite to the Play Store.

Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite. The beta version of the battle royale game is live now for Samsung flagship owners, and will likely see a wider release next week. There's only one title (Battle Breakers), and it's not available yet.

Internet security experts usually urge mobile phone users to only download apps from official stores like Google Play and Apple's App Store.

Epic Games and Samsung also provided a list of devices that will be compatible with Fortnite Beta. Fortnite won't even be available for download on the Play store.

Unlike on iOS where Apple completely controls where you get your apps i.e the App Store, on Android devices users can choose to get their apps from anywhere they want.

The reason the company behind Fortnite has made a decision to release the game on Android without the Play store is simple: money.

Epic has shared a few more details about the upcoming Android release of Fortnite. The company looked to target two birds with one stone as it upgraded the S-Pen and made sure that Fortnite for Android became an exclusive for the Note 9.


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