Fortnite on Android will bypass Play Store to avoid giving Google a clipping

The popular battle game Royale Fortnite will finally hit Android devices this summer. But do not expect to download it from the Google Play Store

The popular battle game Royale Fortnite will finally hit Android devices this summer.

But do not wait to download it from the Google Play Store.

The developer of the game, Epic Games, said players should visit the Fortnite website and download a launcher to upload it to their devices.

However, the measure has attracted a lot of attention from people in the cybersecurity community.

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The popular battle game Royale Fortnite will finally hit Android devices this summer. But do not expect to download it from the Google Play Store

The popular battle game Royale Fortnite will finally hit Android devices this summer. But do not expect to download it from the Google Play Store

WHAT ARE THE SIDELOADING SAFETY RISKS?

Android users can enable the download of third-party applications in the configuration of their device.

This allows users to download applications on their devices that are not available through the Google Play Store application.

The process is called lateral loading.

It can give users access to many legitimate third-party applications, but it also leaves open the possibility of accidentally downloading applications loaded with malware.

This is because third-party applications are not subject to typical Play Store security protocols.

The applications that appear in the App Store are almost always scanned for malware.

A specific date for the version of Fortnite for Android has not yet been published, however, some have speculated that it will align with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 this month.

"On open platforms like PC, Mac and Android, Epic's goal is to take their games directly to customers," Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney told TechCrunch.

"We believe that players will benefit from the competition among Android software sources.

"Competition between services offers consumers many excellent options and allows the best to succeed based on merit," Sweeney added.

Google gets a rate of 30 percent when a user makes purchases in the application, so it is possible that Epic Games has made this decision to circumvent that.

Especially because the epic games get a lot of revenue from purchases integrated into free games like Fortnite.

The video game software developer has won $ 1 billion, or roughly $ 2 million each day, from in-game purchases at Fortnite, TechCrunch noted.

Players can buy masks, picks and other accessories in the game using a virtual currency called V-Bucks.

Without having to go through channels like Play Store, it means that Epic Games can keep 100% of the revenue.

There is still a specific release date for the Fortnite version for Android, however, some have speculated that it will be aligned with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 this month.

There is still a specific release date for the Fortnite version for Android, however, some have speculated that it will be aligned with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 this month.

There is still a specific release date for the Fortnite version for Android, however, some have speculated that it will be aligned with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 this month.

Epic was forced to launch Fortnite in the Apple App Store, probably because he had no other choice.

Unlike Android, users can not "load" applications on their system with iOS devices.

Lateral downloading involves the installation of third-party applications on an Android device with the Android Package Kit (APK) files.

& # 39; If the question is & # 39; Would I have done this on iOS if I could? & # 39; the answer would be "Yes," Sweeney told CNET.

Many have already pointed out that keeping Fortnite out of the Play Store poses serious security problems.

By making an initiator available on the site, it opens up the possibility for users to mistakenly download a clone loaded with malware onto their devices.

This is a problem that also exists in the Play Store, but Google has taken some measures to ensure that the applications listed in your App Store follow some security protocols.

Running software outside the Play Store will eliminate the application of certain protections offered on Android devices.

"The open platforms are an expression of freedom: the freedom of the users to install the software they choose and the freedom of the developers to launch the software as they wish," Sweeney told CNET.

"With that freedom comes the responsibility, you should look carefully at the source of the software you are installing, and just install the software from sources you trust.

He added that other open game platforms, such as Steam, Riot Games and others, have been able to adopt secure software practices.

WHAT IS FORTNITE?

Fortnite is a game that was originally released as a disc in July 2017 and then became a free game for its developer, Epic Games, in September.

There are three forms of the game: & # 39; Battle Royale & # 39 ;, Save the World & # 39; and & # 39; Playground & # 39;

Save the world is the original form of the game and is currently not available to play as part of the free game, but as an extra £ 30 ($ 40).

It is a cooperative mode with a story that can be played alone or online with friends.

Fortnite is a royale-style survival shooting game in which players create an avatar of superheroes and compete against each other on a dystopian island.

Fortnite is a royale-style survival shooting game in which players create an avatar of superheroes and compete against each other on a dystopian island.

Fortnite is a royale-style survival shooting game in which players create an avatar of superheroes and compete against each other on a dystopian island.

Users compete in teams of up to three to complete a variety of missions.

It is rumored that the game will be added to the free version of the game in the future.

While Save the World may be the original version of the game, its sister mode is by far the most popular.

Battle Royale is a survival game in which players create an avatar of superheroes and compete against each other on a dystopian island.

Each game, or & # 39; match & # 39; As each competition is known, it starts with 100 players.

The goal of the game is to be the last one standing. Users can form alliances and play in small groups.

To enable this and the interactive experience, the game allows a completely open communication between the players.

Inspired by the Hunger Games novels and films, players look for weapons to help them survive.

Armed with quirky weapons and fun dances, the game has spread throughout the world of video games, with children flocking to it.

While there is no exact figure of how many children play Fortnite, the game so far has attracted an audience of more than 125 million players.

Playground is the latest addition to the game and is a consequence-free mode with more booty and unlimited respawn to allow players to be creative.

Involved groups of up to four people who work as a team and players can perfect their skills as a practice before entering Battle Royale where they will face better players.

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