Fortnite Mobile might not be available on Google Play Store; List of supported devices

Fortnite on Android may be more difficult to download than any of your favorite Android Games

Fortnite Mobile

Fortnite is soon to be launched in the Android platform to challenge the fate of PUBG, which is the most played an Action game on Android platform. Rumors say it may be exclusive to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for first 30 days.

However, a new report suggests Fortnite on Android may be more difficult to download than any of your favorite Android Games that because Fortnite developer Epic Games may avoid the Google Play Store for the release of the game.

First spotted by – XDA Developers who had discovered this info by investigating Elements of the Epic Games website code which includes the instructions on how you can download the game yourself. This isn’t as easy as you download from the Google Playstore instead it’s using an SDK from its website just like you download from the unofficial website.

It means that you’ll have to head to the website on your phone, download the SDK from there, unpack it and install it on your phone.

Fortnite Mobile – A Non-Google Play Store listed App, Why?

Fortnite games has brought the success for the Epic Games, the game has become overnight success for the Epic game just after the launch on iOS platform. The iOS release netted Epic Games $2 million per day while the total mobile revenue reached $150 million since its launching on March 15th.

There’s a catch Fortnite Mobile on iOS is clearly a major source of revenue for Epic Games, but the company loses out on 30% of their profits because of Apple’s App Store rules. Apple takes a 30% cut on all n-app purchases which are consumed in-game and same goes for the Google Playstore and again company will losses out the 30% of their revenue. The good part is Android does not block users from installing applications sourced from outside of the Google Play Store but then iOS users are known to spend more on apps and games than Android users are willing to spend, So it might be not as profitable decision for Fortnite

A similar report also supplied a list of currently supported phones for the upcoming game. More devices to be added later on :-

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Huawei Mate 10/Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 9/Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei P10/P10 Plus
  • Huawei P10 Lite
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Huawei P8 Lite 2017
  • LG G6
  • LG V30
  • LG V30 Plus
  • Motorola Moto E4 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G5
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G5S
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Play
  • Nokia 6
  • Razer Phone
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2017/J7 Pro 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 2016
  • Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
  • Sony Xperia XA1
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Sony Xperia XZ1