Finally, the wait is over Fortnite for Android is here, Epic Games has announced the game will be available to all Samsung Smartphone users. Though the game won’t be available on Google Play Store you can download Fortnite for Android on Epic Games official website. The game has been kept away from the Google Play in an attempt to keep scammers from duplicating their game and making profits with a fake version.
Apart from this Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney explained that the cut in the sales through the Google’s official platform was disproportionate, which resulted in them staying away from the tech giant.
The Fortnite for Android will be available with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphones. You can download the Fortnite for Android Beta for Free once you sign up on the Epic Game site.
It is available for downloads on various Samsung Smartphones like Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Note 8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Tab S4, Tab S3, as well as the Note 9.
Other devices the Android Beta will be playable on:
- Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
- Essential: PH-1
- Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- Nokia: 8
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
Further explaining Epic Games stand Mr. Sweeney said the company’s goal is to bring the games to the customers directly. He added “We believe gamers will benefit from competition among software sources on Android. Competition among services gives consumers lots of great choices and enables the best to succeed based on merit.”
Apple also takes about 30 percent cut similar to Google through its App Store. But unlike Google, Apple has a much tighter control when it comes to which apps and software can be downloaded to iOS devices. This restriction is strongly to keep the iPhone and iPad user safe from being exposed to malicious apps getting downloaded, which could pose a cyber threat.
Fortnite is popular and a hit amongst many gamers, this attracts a lot of hackers who have been targeting players via scams, aiming to infect their computers, consoles and portable electronics with malware.
Last month more than 78000 people were infected via a link embedded in the description of YouTube videos offering Fortnite players free units of the in-game currency V-Bucks. It was too late before the virus was reported to YouTube and Epic Games.
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Separate research suggests scammers were earning almost $1 million annually from Fortnite players. Imperva researchers uncovered an online campaign that made $93,000 in one month through online advertising revenues generated by players clicking on ads in the hope of earning free V-Bucks.
With the game off the Google Play store and the popularity of Fortnite makes it an ideal recipe for scamsters to lure gamers with fake versions of the game.
We wish to advise all Fortnite players to take care while downloading mobile versions of the game.
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