Android users can now request invites to sideload Fortnite from Epic's website

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This is mainly due to the 30 percent fee that Google requires from all apps and games on Google Play, with Epic claiming in a TouchArcade interview that the developers' 70 percent "must cover all the cost of developing, operating and supporting their games" and that "30 percent is disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform".

Searching for "Fortnite" on the Play Store will yield the result you see above.

Fortnite Android download: How to download Fornite on Android phone?

That Google felt the need to insert a specific warning for "fortnite" searches on Google Play suggests heavy search interest in the ultra-popular game among Android users (Google has yet to respond to a request for comment from Ars Technica on this matter).

More news: Erdogan warns Turkey's partnership with United States 'in jeopardy'

Samsung gained exclusive rights to the Android version of Fortnite for its phones and tablets for three days, with the game having released last week during the Galaxy Note 9 launch event.

If the exclusivity period wasn't enough, Epic has confirmed that Fortnite won't be available via Google Play. These apps could take advantage of Fortnite's absence from the Play Store and try and scam users.

Fortnite players will have to click on the link on the website and download the full version of Fortnite to their device. In an attempt to prevent Android phones from becoming portals to hell, a minute after an Android user starts installing the Fortnite APK, he/she will receive a notification reminding them that once installation of the game is complete, they need to rescind the approval allowing apps to be installed from unknown sources.

The arrival of Fortnite on Android has not only been eagerly awaited, but also steeped in controversy. The bad news is that means an invite is still required to actually play the game, but the good news is that fans can actually pre-install the beta.

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