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Despite Epic having clarified its release plans for the game several times, some fans may still expect Fortnite Android to be available on Google Play.

However, to get the game you will have to install it from a third-party source, which is a bit more complicated than just visiting the Google Play Store. Google has typically encouraged users to download apps through the Play Store for security purposes, although the company has remained oddly silent about this, at least until now.

Fortnite, the year's hottest video game, is finally making its way to Android devices.

The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store.


Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite.

Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now. 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.

Fortnite has generated over $180 million in just a few months when it was made available in late March. The beta version of the battle royale game is live now for Samsung flagship owners, and will likely see a wider release next week. It can continue to come in the form of a fake version of Fortnite, much like the way malware was attacking those looking for Fortnite for Android well before it was released.

Samsung's exclusive rights to the Fortnite for Android beta will expire on August 13, after which the beta will open to dozens of more Android devices.

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