So now when you will search for the keywords such as "Fortnite", "Fortnite Mobile" or "Fortnite Battle Royal" on Google Play app on Android, it'll show you a message - "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play".
Whatever the case is, Google's open-source ideology will cost it $50 million over the course of the year should Epic not bring Fortnite on the Play Store.
Fortnite is a mega-popular, fight-the-demons, post-apocalyptic video game, and it's about to come out on Android.
Fake games on the Play Store have been a problem for some time. Pirated and stolen versions of apps are often released via APK's. While a version for Android was in the works, malware creators preyed on those Android users looking for a game that, unbeknownst to them, had yet to be released for their device.
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Google's cut is 30% of all user purchases made on the Play Store, same as Apple's for the App Store. Fortnite won't even be available for download on the Play store.
Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways. Fortnite Android is one of - if not the - most talked about apps available today, and the battle royale trend has been around for a while. This is likely to deter developers from creating apps with the word "Fortnite" in the title to take advantage of the confusion over the release.