He also shared a screengrab of the Play Store message on his August 9 post.
The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store. The latter bit was a direct appeal to gamers and Epic Games' partnership with Samsung will not go down with Google. Unfortunately, the very fact that it arrived what feels to us to be earlier than expected may explain one glaring omission - Digital Wellbeing, one of the features touted as the big improvement added to Android 9 Pie, is simply missing. There's only one title (Battle Breakers), and it's not available yet.
If you're running Android 9 Pie on a compatible phone, you can download Digital Wellbeing now from the Google Play Store. Well, now Google is making it extra-clear that you can't download Fortnite with a bespoke message in mobile search results. However, for Android users, that won't be an option. Up until now, non-Samsung owners couldn't even download the game, let alone play it.
The reason the company behind Fortnite has chose to release the game on Android without the Play store is simple: money. Epic has to share 30 percent of those purchases made on iOS devices with Apple due to the terms of the App Store.More news: Scots ex-footballer at centre of TV anti-Manchester United 'agenda' controversy
Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways.
Epic has shared a few more details about the upcoming Android release of Fortnite. Malware can also come bundled with the actual official Android version of the game downloaded from an unofficial third-party. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit.
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.