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Google warns users against fake Fortnite downloads

Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite Battle Royale have taken a bold step by not offering the immensely popular game on the Android platform through the Google Play Store. Epic Games does not like that, but it does cost them 30 percent of their turnover, that’s the reasoning. Certainly in a game where all income is generated through in-game purchases, that is a considerable percentage. The game is now very exclusive for the Note 9 from Samsung, but soon everyone with an Android device will be able to download the game via Epic itself.

But yes, not everyone knows that. And so people start looking for Fortnite in the Google Play Store. And there are enough fake people who hide all kinds of malicious software in something that is called Fortnite and looks like this simply because there are always a number of people who do not pay attention and download the first.

A warned person …

Google has to do something about it, because if those inattentive people are sitting with the fried pears, Google has done it. That’s why users get a warning when they search for Fortnite: the first search result contains a message that Fortnite Battle Royale from Epic Games, Inc. is not available through Google Play.

In addition, all fake apps are removed as quickly as possible, but if the history shows something, it is that the fake apps are launched faster on Google Play than Google can remove them. It must be a bit sour for Google: they are now missing the revenue of about the most popular game in the world and have to do a lot of work as well. Anyway, they can have something and in the meantime, unsuspecting consumers will hopefully be protected.

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