Fortnite will be on all Android devices soon, but right now it's an exclusive for select Galaxy devices. Google, though, won't even see it join the Play Store in a few weeks. That's because Epic Games decided against splitting revenue and will receive the money from in-app purchases. But it also means there are a growing number of knockoffs.
When there are knockoffs of a popular app, it's usually pretty easy to identify them. The app you're looking for will often appear at the top of the list. It should also have a reputable developer's name shown.
Because the battle-royale title isn't available on the Play Store, there's more risk involved that could lead to potential scams. The Mountain View-based company stepped in and issued a warning for all Android users. Now it's clear that the Play Store doesn't offer Fortnite.
If you search for Fortnite on the Play Store, here's the result:
The warning at the top confirms Epic Games didn't publish Fortnite on the Play Store. However, it doesn't point users in any other direction. And that's understandable. Google shouldn't need to promote an app or game that it doesn't offer.
Epic Games still gets some attention because a new game, called Battle Breakers, will be released for Android and other platforms later this year.
Interested in Fortnite? You can already play it on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and iOS. When the Android version welcomes non-Galaxy devices, you'll need to manually install the APK. Just follow Epic Games' instructions and you're on your way to diving out of a Battle Bus from your phone.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Break open a Loot Llama to find these gifts for Fortnite fans
Get your fortnite loving friends and family these awesome gifts. They will love you and emote for you. If you don't what that means, ask them and they'll show you.