Monday, 22 October, 2018

Fortnite for Android goes "off market"

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With the Android launch finally upon us, we project that, based on Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, Google stands to miss out on at least $50 million in platform fees during the remainder of 2018 due to this unprecedented decision.

Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android users will not be able to download Fortnite on their devices from Google's digital store, but rather through its own service.

An APK for Fortnite on Android has been leaked, allowing some players to play the game on their Android devices before it has officially released. Sensor Tower estimates that Apple has made more than $54 million from the game so far via its 30 percent cut of all in-app spending on its store.

This long waiting time has perhaps lead to some impatience, and thus users are using an APK to download Android Fortnite before it's release.




Epic Games and Samsung also provided a list of devices that will be compatible with Fortnite Beta. Up until now, non-Samsung owners couldn't even download the game, let alone play it. In addition to that, users who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 between August 10, and August 23 will get the option to either choose 15,000 V-bucks (in-game currency) with Fortnite Galaxy skin or a pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones.

Epic Games' free-to-play multiplatform game just crossed the billion-dollar threshold thanks to in-game purchases where players pay upgrades to customize their characters. It's a big pie for Epic games, which has made over $1 Billion in revenue from in-app Fortnite purchases (for both PC and mobile ) by the start of this month. It can continue to come in the form of a fake version of Fortnite, much like the way malware was attacking those looking for Fortnite for Android well before it was released.

Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways.

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