Google Play notifies gamers ’Fortnite’ not available on Play Store

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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.

If you're running Android 9 Pie on a compatible phone, you can download Digital Wellbeing now from the Google Play Store.

Google has made it easier for Fortnite fans to not fall for fake listings by noting that the game isn't available on Google Play Store yet. He also shared a screengrab of the Play Store message on his August 9 post. Fortnite developer Epic Games has made a calculated decision to release the app on its own. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store. Well, now Google is making it extra-clear that you can't download Fortnite with a bespoke message in mobile search results.

The message doesn't actually tell users where they can "safely" download the game, nor the status of the game as a beta, and as an exclusive for Samsung devices for the time being.

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Unaffected by this commission, Fortnite Android could well rake in even more for Epic Games, but it will need to do so without the controls and security that would otherwise be provided by Google's system.

The message that pops up says that "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play".

Those lucky enough to be running Android 9 Pie already-basically Pixel and Essential owners-now have access to the beta version of Google's Digital Wellbeing.