"There is some concern that by circumventing Google Play, Epic may potentially make it more challenging for users to install "Fortnite" on devices running older Android versions, where side loading of apps isn't as straightforward as in more recent releases", he said. As such, the company is taking action, and is showing a warning to anyone who searches for Fortnite in Google Play.
When Epic Games brings its hugely popular battle royale game "Fortnite" to some Android smartphones and tablets later this month (it's now available on select Samsung devices only), it won't distribute it on Google Play. The app will also be required for updates to the game on Android, just like it is on the Windows platform.
The arrival of Fortnite on Android has not only been eagerly awaited, but also steeped in controversy.
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"We believe gamers will benefit from competition among software sources on Android". Well, that exclusive period is up and Fortnite is now available for more devices. However, the good news is that Fortnite's exclusivity to Samsung devices has come to an end and now the beta is available for download on other Android smartphones too. Once the game is installed, you will have to wait for an official invite from Epic Games to begin playing the game - therefore, you still can't play Fortnite yet.
Research suggests scammers are tricking Fortnite players out of more than $1 million each year through fake, corrupted links.
"The perpetrators are abusing the fact that online players of Battle Royale games may be very eager to get free in-game currency and items, and are willing to go to pretty risky lengths to get hold of them".