Download Fortnite for Android on non-Samsung phones

Fortnite on Android

And not just after the initial download, but for every update as well?

Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android users will not be able to download Fortnite on their devices from Google's digital store, but rather through its own service. Perhaps the developer intends to profit from the first early wave of adopters, which will be massive given the time users have waited for the game to arrive on Android. Videos such as the one shown above show how tantalisingly close you are to playing a great third-person shooter on your tiny device.

Epic Games' free-to-play multiplatform game just crossed the billion-dollar threshold thanks to in-game purchases where players pay upgrades to customize their characters.

Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now. Epic has to share 30 percent of those purchases made on iOS devices with Apple due to the terms of the App Store.

If more developers follow Epic's path, then the road to unauthorized and potentially harmful downloads on Android devices will only widen.

So there is hope for playing the world's biggest game on any Android phone right now, but you'll have to go elsewhere to learn that information. Well, now Google is making it extra-clear that you can't download Fortnite with a bespoke message in mobile search results.

Thing is, the company that created it, Epic Games, just announced that it won't be publishing it via Google Play, the market where most users - in the Western hemisphere, anyway - get most of their apps.

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