Fortnite For Android will be available on the Fortnite website and you’ll need to download the Fortnite Apk from Fortnite Mobile’s Official Website to get the Fortnite battle royale game on your Android device. You can search as much as you want but you won’t find a listing for the game on the Play Store.
All the most popular Android games are released on play store including their biggest competitor PUBG Mobile! Fortnite is taking a different Epic Route. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in a statement sent to The Verge revealed that the company’s idea of ditching a Play Store release has two factors:
Why Fortnite is not on the Play Store?
Sweeney said that just like on Mac and PC, where it distributes Fortnite using its own launcher instead of Steam, Epic Games wants to have a direct relationship with players on Android. He further adds that while it’s not possible on iOS, Android gives users the options to install an app from third-party sources.
“Epic wants to have a direct relationship with our customers on all platforms where that’s possible. The great thing about the Internet and the digital revolution is that this is possible, now that physical storefronts and middlemen distributors are no longer required.”
The second reason is businessm Epic Games is being greedy with Fortnite’s widespread success over the past year. It would be losing a cut of all in-game revenue to Google if the game was launched on the Play Store. Sweeney said that in-app purchases are a primary revenue source for the company, and giving Google a chunk of their revenue isn’t a sound decision, especially when the platform is open-source. He further added,
“The 30 percent store tax is a high cost in a world where game developers’ 70 percent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games. 30 percent is disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform, such as payment processing, download bandwidth, and customer service.”
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Fortnite For Android Release Date:
Still there’s no release date for Fortnite on Android. However, there are also rumors that the game title will be exclusive to the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 flagship really very soon. (Hopefully in August)
Fortnite Battle Royale is the most popular game on almost platforms at the moment. So, Epic Games is being worried about the revenue that will go to Play store (30%). But their plan may upset the fans because there are already tons of forrnfor clones, which will certainly pop-up after the game’s release on Android.
One can expect them to make their way to the Play Store, a trusted app store that users will flock to after reading the news of the release of the game on Android. It could also lead to bad actors disguising adware and malware as this popular game to attempt to hijack a user’s device.
Finally, scammers and malicious players could easily phish people by cloningcEpic Games’ site and their Fortnite Mobile Apk launcher to spread fake copies of Fortnite. Epic Games has not addressed these issues.
Fake Fortnite Android Clones:
Fake Fortnite Android apps are spreading around the internet, even though the game has not been officially released for the platform. Videos on YouTube with links to scam versions of the popular game have been viewed millions of times, according to security experts.
Talking about one particular fake app, Nathan Collier, an analyst from security firm Malwarebytes, said: “It’s so realistic that some may recognise it from the Apple iOS version. By stealing the icon directly from Apple, how could it not look real?”
According to security firm Eset, many of the videos on YouTube have been viewed “millions of times”. It warned that some of the fake apps could be malicious, attempting to steal a user’s money or mining for crypto-currency using their device.
A YouTube spokesperson told tech news websites that it had machine-learning systems to detect and remove millions of spam videos and that it removes such videos “when we are made aware of them”.
Lukas Stefanko, a malware researcher at ESET, spotted the Fortnite APK downloads being pushed through YouTube videos earlier in June. On Twitter he said the videos have had millions of views and “mostly generate revenue for developers”. One such app had 40 lines of code for Fornite video footage and no gameplay, Stefanko says.
For some users, it would be tough to get Official Fortnite Mobile Launcher Apk there’ll be tons of clones at that moment. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below: