The Google Play Store Now Directly Tells You Fortnite Isn't Available

If your device isn't on that list, but you're itching to get yourself into a battle royale on your Android device, you might be tempted to download one of the many modified.APKs for Fortnite that are making the rounds right now. Once "Fortnite" is widely available on Android, Sensor Tower expects its launch revenue will closely mirror the first several months of the App Store.

Researchers add that Epic Games could be swarmed by complaints from users who want to play the game, safely download it, or are not aware of installing APKs on their phones.

Controversially, Epic Games has made a decision to ditch the Google Play Store as the main place to download the game. It should be noted, perhaps, that Google's message makes no mention of how players can find the game, or even that it is available elsewhere. If you already have one, you'll need to sign into your Epic Games account or create a new one.

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. But Epic Games has decided against releasing Fortnite on Google's app store, which means users will have to download the game using an APK. Because the game is offered outside of the hardware's main storefront, make sure you are not downloading from anywhere dubious. Navigate to the location where the APK file is placed and tap on it to install. However, most app developers choose to pay Google's platform fees because they feel that their app will not be found by enough users without a presence on Google Play.

Google is taking special steps to let Google Play users know they'll have to go outside of the centralized app store to download Fortnite onto their Android device.

With a 30MB size and certain limitations such as 40 players and a smaller map, PUBG Mobile Lite will still manage to get many players on board.