Whatever the case is, Google's open-source ideology will cost it $50 million over the course of the year should Epic not bring Fortnite on the Play Store.
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Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android users will not be able to download Fortnite on their devices from Google's digital store, but rather through its own service.
The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store.
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This long waiting time has perhaps lead to some impatience, and thus users are using an APK to download Android Fortnite before it's release. The beta version of the battle royale game is live now for Samsung flagship owners, and will likely see a wider release next week.
This information came from Reddit users (via 9to5google), where quite a few comments posted that when someone searches for "Fortnite" or "Fortnite Battle Royale", or a few other derivatives, Google Play prompts with a message instead of showing results. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store. With the option on Android to release its app without going through Google's official channel, they also skip having to give Google a slice of the in-game purchase pie. 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.
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Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now.