Fortnite for Android goes "off market"

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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.

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

Google isn't very happy about this as they seem to put Fortnite's main competitor PUBG at the top of search results when someone searches for the aforementioned game. There's only one title (Battle Breakers), and it's not available yet. As such, those who search for "Fortnite" on Google Play will see a message informing them that it is unavailable on the platform.

When searching for Fortnite in Google Play on your Android device (Note: this doesn't appear on Google Play on the web), you'll now be presented with a message from Google advising you that the app is not available on Google Play. He also shared a screengrab of the Play Store message on his August 9 post.

Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9, choosing to focus on a wide variety of features for an upgrade instead of the device's overall external design.

Epic has shared a few more details about the upcoming Android release of Fortnite. Epic probably thinks that having the most popular game in the world gives it enough reach to go its own way.

The message that pops up says that "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play". For the time being, Google is just trying to make sure you don't end up downloading something that just looks like Fortnite in the Play Store.

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