Google Makes Embarrassing Error Following Fortnite Android Release

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We expect that once Fortnite rolls out to the full compliment of supported Android devices, its launch revenue on the platform will closely resemble the first several months of App Store player spending. Thankfully, the Play Store is finally doing something about it.

The message that pops up says that "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play".

The Fortnite beta for Android was announced yesterday during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. Additionally, to download files outside of Play Store requires users to tinker around with security permissions. No-name developers often blatantly rip off aspects of popular games like their names and app icons off, misleading people who don't know better to install them.

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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. Up until now, non-Samsung owners couldn't even download the game, let alone play it.

Unlike on iOS where Apple completely controls where you get your apps i.e the App Store, on Android devices users can choose to get their apps from anywhere they want. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit.

Fortnite has grossed more than $180 million so far on iOS devices, where it has been available exclusively since launching March 15 in an invite-only beta that later expanded to all App Store users.

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