Google telling users that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite


"There is some concern that by circumventing Google Play, Epic may potentially make it more challenging for users to install "Fortnite" on devices running older Android versions, where side loading of apps isn't as straightforward as in more recent releases", he said. This is how Fortnite launched on iOS earlier this year as well - there was a waiting list that you had to sign up in, in order to get an invite code, and though people found it tedious, we guess Epic games has its reasons for soft-launching the game on both platforms.

Community members have expressed their desire for the chance to put skins on their weapons in Fortnite: Battle Royale ever since the game's release in 2017. The Android operating system allows users to download programs from third party services unlike the iOS, which restricts app downloads to the App Store only.

Had the game been distributed through the Play Store, then, Google could have pocketed upwards of $54 million- roughly the same amount Apple has made from Fortnite so far. But it won't be the only device you can use to enjoy the wildly popular free-to-play, cross-platform online shooter on a smaller screen (albeit the Galaxy Note 9 is anything but a small phone). When your invitation is registered, you'll be able to download the Fortnite Installer. This decision will cause Epic to lose potential revenue from players with older devices, but Sensor Tower does not expect it to impact the game's popularity enough "as to affect its revenue potential in the long run".

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After that, you'll need to wait again. That all changed this weekend as developer Epic Games has officially announced via its in-game news section that the Heavy Sniper Rifle is set to be added to the game very soon. Here's all the compatible Android devices. It's steering people away from fake and possibly unsafe apps that might try to cash in on the confusion of Fortnite not being in the one place you'd really expect it to be.

As you can see, the Heavy Sniper Rifle is a beast of a weapon, as it is able to blast structures of different kinds away easily. And when you think it's downloaded, you can open it to find out that there's an additional 1.04GB download.