Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

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Google does, however, have a beta version of the feature available for anyone who owns a Pixel or Pixel 2 device and is willing to sign up, and thanks to the folks over at XDA-Developers, there is also a way to ignore all that and get it running on other Android 9 Pie devices, too. Unofficial AOSP Android Pie Custom ROM for LG Nexus 5x Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started. For the time being, Google is just trying to make sure you don't end up downloading something that just looks like Fortnite in the Play Store.


Because Fortnite for Android will be hosted by Epic Games and not Google Play, Android users will need to disable default security settings that will allow them to download and install third-party applications. 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.


Just fire up the Play Store on your phone, and search for "Fortnite Mobile" or some variation on the name to get the message. Now, the game is available from the App Store. That 30 percent revenue cut is the same for Google Play. 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. Epic will also offer downloads of the game on its website in the coming days for most Android smartphones. This is likely to deter developers from creating apps with the word "Fortnite" in the title to take advantage of the confusion over the release.


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