Google is making sure you know Fortnite is not on Google Play

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Below that, the Play Store continues with the normal search results, which includes the competing PUBG mobile battle royale game.

Avoiding Google Play distribution means Epic gets to keep all of the in-app purchase revenue rather than paying 30 percent of it to Google. After launching on iOS back in April, the phenomenally popular battle royale game is coming to Android devices this summer, and the developer has now revealed that the game won't be available through the Google Play store like most other games for the platform.

As part of the deal, Fortnite was exclusive to Samsung devices for the first few days before going public.

With the game not available on Google Play, it's highly recommended that you don't simply install any APKs from unknown sources.

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The consequences of Epic Games decision for Google then, are quite severe.

Sensor Tower also points out that by "circumventing" the Google Play Store, Epic will make it more hard for users of older Android devices to download Fortnite. On top of that, only owners of certain Samsung smartphones were able to play the game at launch. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store. However, for Android users, that won't be an option.

It's possible Epic Games will eventually decide to add Fortnite to the Play Store. Here's what you need to have in place to get in on that even if you are using an Essential Phone or OnePlus 6, the two other devices capable of running Android 9 Pie at this time.

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