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Fortnite Android beta invites: all supported phones and devices

16 August, 2018, 12:46 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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Epic Games has chosen not to distribute the Android release of its popular battle royale title Fortnite on Google Play-or any other app marketplace on the platform.

Until recently, the "Fortnite Android" beta was exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices, but this exclusivity deal has already ended.

Epic Games made the unprecedented move of bypassing the Google Play Store and instead asking players to download the game via its website, allowing the company to avoid paying Google a 30% cut of revenue.

Experienced users may have zero troubles with this, but more casual users may find themselves intimidated by the security prompts upon sideloading an APK file, so we thought we'd make things a bit easier for them. When downloading apps from the Play Store, it's usually only a matter of tapping the download button, confirming payment if necessary, and the download is processed. The reason for skipping the Google Play store was to keep from having to fork over profits to Google. Unlike on iOS platforms where Apple is responsible for controlling where one get their apps on the App Store, on Android platform users can select to get their apps from wherever they wish.

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We're now enrolled in Fortnite's Android beta, and we'll be sure to bring you our first impressions of the game once we receive the green light. But Google took notice of this, and now clearly mentions that this application is not yet available for Play Store. Here's all the compatible Android devices. That is, until the official launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The skin will be downloadable in the in-game store. That's it you will now get an email that will guide you to install Fortnite. There's a way to adjust an Android device's settings to download apps and games from anywhere on the web. Their you will get some weapons and now Game starts.

We will continue to provide updates on weapon skins in Fortnite: Battle Royale if Epic Games announces any new information.

However, the message could lead to some pressure on Epic Games, too.


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