Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

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Epic Games' Fortnite will definitely not go through the usual distribution channels, as the developer announced that downloading the game via Google Play Store will not be possible.

With the Android launch finally upon us, we project that, based on Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, Google stands to miss out on at least $50 million in platform fees during the remainder of 2018 due to this unprecedented decision.

Fortnite is the biggest mobile game release since Pokemon GO, but unlike Pokemon GO, you can't download it from the Google Play Store.

Fake games on the Play Store have been a problem for some time. The beta version of the battle royale game is live now for Samsung flagship owners, and will likely see a wider release next week.

Epic Games and Samsung also provided a list of devices that will be compatible with Fortnite Beta.

Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9, choosing to focus on a wide variety of features for an upgrade instead of the device's overall external design. As spotted by a Reddit user, searching for Fortnite or Fortnite Battle Royale will yield a warning saying the game isn't available on the Play Store.

Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now. 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. The company looked to target two birds with one stone as it upgraded the S-Pen and made sure that Fortnite for Android became an exclusive for the Note 9.

Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways.

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