Google Play Store warns users about potential fake Fortnite downloads

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Fortnite on Android has been a much anticipated launch, following the popular battle royale game's release on iOS devices earlier in 2018. Epic Games is handling the distribution itself, so searches for Fortnite in the Play Store turn up a lot of junk that isn't the game. Below that, the Play Store continues with the normal search results, which includes the competing PUBG mobile battle royale game. You'll leap out of the Battle Bus with a huge grin on your face, get oh-so-close to shooting the first unsuspecting player you see, and have the game quit out within a few seconds of you landing on the ground. Additionally, to download files outside of Play Store requires users to tinker around with security permissions.

While this move will make Epic Games more money than otherwise, it will also set up a unsafe precedent for Google. Instead, Epic Games will offer the title on Android through its own launcher. Subsequently, once this wave starts to subside, the company will then bring Fortnite on Play Store.

Fake games on the Play Store have been a problem for some time. The second is through the Epic Games website where if you don't have a compatible phone you'll simply be signed up to the Beta. According to the developer, this decision was made in part to bypass the 30% "store tax" that would normally be applied to purchases made on Google Play. Well, the last part is still valid since you can't yet play Fortnite even if you download it on your non-Samsung smartphone unless you've been accepted in the beta.

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