Google Play warns searchers that Fortnite "is not available"

Fortnite for Android reminds users to be safe, and to block installation from unknown sources

It should be noted, perhaps, that Google's message makes no mention of how players can find the game, or even that it is available elsewhere. Not so for owners of supported Galaxy devices.

"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. You'll be able to download it right out of the gate once you sign up, but you'll have to wait for Epic to grant you access in order to actually be able to play it on your device. Now, when users of the Google Play Store search for Fortnite, they see a message which reads; "Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play".

While Samsung smartphones such as Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8-series, Galaxy S9-series, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Tab S3 and S4, are eligible for Fortnite Beta for Android, the official website is accepting requests from non-Samsung users.

Once the APK file is installed, it will install Fortnite on your device.

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Controversially, Epic Games has made a decision to ditch the Google Play Store as the main place to download the game. From there, search for Fortnite and download the installer. Once that's on your device, you'll be able to download the Fortnite app to your phone or tablet.

However, there's one way to play Fortnite on Android presently -a flagship Samsung Galaxy device.

With this in mind, Reddit user /u/DocyodaX created a simple, yet effective concept of how players would obtain skins in Fortnite for their weapons, and eventually apply them. However, most app developers choose to pay Google's platform fees because they feel that their app will not be found by enough users without a presence on Google Play.

Fortnite is available now for Nintendo Switch, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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