As Fortnite is still in beta on Android, Epic Games isn't prepared for the large number of Android players that would jump into the game if it was available for everyone. As 9to5 Google notes, the Fortnite Installer includes a post-installation notification reminding users to "make your device as secure as possible" by disabling the permissions that Fortnite itself required to be installed.
Last Thursday, Samsung and Epic Games announced that at first, the Android version of the Fortnite Battle Royale app would be exclusive to the Galaxy Apps store. As such, the company is taking action, and is showing a warning to anyone who searches for Fortnite in Google Play.
Fortnite Android download: How to download Fornite on Android phone?
So, the biggest question from the insanely huge Fortnite fanbase is "when will it be available for Android?" and following months of silence, Epic Games confirmed the release date: 9 August 2018.
Those chained decisions have inevitably meant that people have been putting together modified versions of the Fortnite APK and sharing them outside of the Epic Games installer for devices that wouldn't otherwise be supported in an official capacity. "You should look carefully at the source of software you're installing, and only install software from sources you trust".
Samsung device owners were able to download the beta through the company's Galaxy Apps store during the exclusivity period, but now all Android users can get it from Epic's website.
The arrival of Fortnite on Android has not only been eagerly awaited, but also steeped in controversy.
According to Epic Games, you'll need to use the Fortnite installer to install new patches, so you can't just delete it like you would with a game installer on PC.
Fortnite users are advised to take care when downloading the game.