And even though a beta version of the game will be made available exclusively to those toting certain high-end Samsung Galaxy models, Fortnite will not be offered to Android users through the Google Play Store.
Fortnite is a mega-popular, fight-the-demons, post-apocalyptic video game, and it's about to come out on Android.
Note that you will need to wait about 24 hours after doing so for the app to actually work: When it does, you will see a Digital Wellbeing entry appear in Settings. Apple doesn't allow app downloads from anywhere but the official App Store on its mobile devices.
Since the game will not be available on the Play Store, Google is now warning gamers who search for the title that they won't find Fortnite anywhere in the shop.
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Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite. 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. But you can still install Android Pie right now via AOSP ROM. Developer "argraur" has successfully ported Android 9.0 Pie for the Nexus 5x. Subsequently, once this wave starts to subside, the company will then bring Fortnite on Play Store. Additionally, to download files outside of Play Store requires users to tinker around with security permissions.
Even more concerning than the malware threat with just Fortnite for Android, however, is what this could mean for other app developers going forward.
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