"Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play". The Play store doesn't offer much in the way of guidance for how users can actually download the Android version of the game, which requires opening up the phone's permissions and installing an APK file downloaded directly from Epic's website.
In a move I've never seen before, and can't find any example of happening in the past, the Google Play Store now directly addresses the lack of Fortnite on the service. Well, that exclusive period is up and Fortnite is now available for more devices. Samsung owners can run it on the Galaxy S7, S8, S9, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, and Tab S4 devices.
"Fortnite is getting a new sniping tool soon called the Heavy Sniper Rifle, and we now have a first look at how it'll blow through opponents" structures in-game. Security researchers are now saying that Epic Games' decision could lead to Android users downloading fake and even suspicious apps. You have to be signed up to get an invite and download the beta. Log in with your Epic account to connect your Xbox Live, PSN, or PC Battle Pass progress. All you need to do is fire up Galaxy Apps and search for it (though right now it's featured on the front page). In addition to making the game a Samsung exclusive (for a few days, anyway), Epic Games chose to bypass Google Play and host APK downloads on its own servers.
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However, it's also very possible that Epic will simply ban the account used to access Fortnite as well as the smartphone that it's running on. From there, you'll be able to start playing.
That's the message you'll get if you type "Fortnite" into the Google Play Store on your Android device today. The beta version is only open to select players only after they've been invited by the developers to download the game. You'll either have to download the game through Samsung's Game Launcher or from Epic's website.