APK now available: Wait for Fortnite ends on Android unofficially

APK now available: Wait for Fortnite ends on Android unofficially

But as rumours anticipated, Fortnite Beta on Android finally arrived with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but it's not entirely exclusive as expected.

New data has revealed that global tech giant Google could lose around Dollars 50 million this year due to Epic Games' decision to not release Fortnite on Google's Play Store.

The full list of now supported Samsung devices are below. Google is showing a message that reads "Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play", which should spur interested players to search for the game and find their way to Epic's Fortnite website. 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.

However, it's also very possible that Epic will simply ban the account used to access Fortnite as well as the smartphone that it's running on. You'll leap out of the Battle Bus with a huge grin on your face, get oh-so-close to shooting the first unsuspecting player you see, and have the game quit out within a few seconds of you landing on the ground. If your device is eligible, you can sign up on the Fortnite Android beta waiting list with your email. 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. Once they're finished sideloading the launcher app, they should now be able to download the 1.88GB game without a problem. Sure, it's easy to compare checksums to confirm that an.APK file is Epic's official file for Fortnite, but you have no idea what someone has included when tweaking an.APK to bypass Epic's security measures: Some piece of code that, oh, logs your login credentials on a server somewhere, or a spammy request for you to fill out some bogus survey.

Unfortunately, most users won't get past the sign-in process as only invited players will be able to launch the game.