Google Takes Action Against Fake Games Available on the Play Store

Florence Fletcher
August 16, 2018

"Fortnite" launched on iOS in March and it's made more than $180 on that platform so far.

If you're not one of the lucky Samsung-device owners who has access to Fortnite right about now, there's a way to get on the waiting list to receive an invite and actually play the game on Android. However, you'll have to jump through a few hoops before you can jump from the battle bus.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle has officially been confirmed as coming to Fortnite Battle Royale.

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The main reason for official channels in these cases is Epic can't easily get around this barrier. If you have a Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, or Tab S4 then go to Game Launcher. As 9to5 Google notes, the Fortnite Installer includes a post-installation notification reminding users to "make your device as secure as possible" by disabling the permissions that Fortnite itself required to be installed. Fans can download the game directly from Epic's website instead, and market intelligence company Sensor Tower said that move could cost Google at least $50 million in platform fees this year. However, this exposes the device to more malware infections, security risks, and other malicious attacks.

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Once you know you have a compatible handset, you need to head on over to the sign up page to register.

Fortnite Beta for Android smartphones is available for non-Samsung devices, but Epic Games is taking it slow. Eventually, you'll get to the front of the queue and get an email invitation to the beta. When you tap that pop up it will take you the settings menu to disable those permissions.

Google has removed from service Play popular mobile game Fortnite Battle Royale.

With this in mind, Reddit user /u/DocyodaX created a simple, yet effective concept of how players would obtain skins in Fortnite for their weapons, and eventually apply them. The warning also does not appear when searching the Google Play store through a Web browser.

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