At some point in the near future, Epic Games is going to launch their mega popular game Fortnite Battle Royale for Android. But when it arrives, there may be an important caveat to be aware of.
Thanks to the folks over at XDA, we have learned that when Fortnite arrives on Android, it may not actually be available to download from the Google Play Store. According to the report, which reflects information ascertained from the source code on Epic’s website pertaining to the battle royale game, Epic is planning on having folks download the game’s APK file directly from the website.
Epic has instructions there, which you can see pictured above. It indicates that Epic wants Android users to download the game through their browser rather than the Play Store. If that is indeed the case, Android users will need to switch on the ability to download content from unknown sources, something that some Android users might not be willing to do.
This is just one of the more surprising things we’ve heard about Fortnite recently. Last week we heard that the game may be an exclusive launch on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which could last up to 30 days. If that is indeed the case, this latest revelation may be how Galaxy Note 9 users will download the game during their exclusivity window.
If it isn’t available in the Play Store, will you download Fortnite?