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

11 August, 2018, 23:42 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play.

Internet security experts usually urge mobile phone users to only download apps from official stores like Google Play and Apple's App Store.

Spotted by Reddit users (via 9to5Google), Google is now somewhat acknowledging the fact that Fortnite is not available on Google Play. Unlike most developers who rely on the Google Play Store for distribution of their apps, Epic feels that Fortnite can draw enough interest to allow them to avoid needing a third party distributor.

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If anyone at Google is reading this, it's spelt 'Royale, ' not 'Royal'. Below the message, Google has helpfully listed the developer account for Epic Games. You'll get the customized search results even if you misspell the game's name, so Google must be getting a ton of Fortnite searches. The latter bit was a direct appeal to gamers and Epic Games' partnership with Samsung will not go down with Google. 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.

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. Epic will also offer downloads of the game on its website in the coming days for most Android smartphones. It's only visible on the Play Store app, but we doubt those looking for Fortnite will be using the site anyway.

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