Whatever the case is, Google's open-source ideology will cost it $50 million over the course of the year should Epic not bring Fortnite on the Play Store. In addition to that, users who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 between August 10, and August 23 will get the option to either choose 15,000 V-bucks (in-game currency) with Fortnite Galaxy skin or a pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones. According to Epic, it would have likewise offered Fortnite for iOS through its own website if it were able to, but the closed nature of Apple's ecosystem prevented that. In fact, savvy Androiders have already found a workaround. Well, now Google is making it extra-clear that you can't download Fortnite with a bespoke message in mobile search results. Subsequently, once this wave starts to subside, the company will then bring Fortnite on Play Store. Here's what you need to have in place to get in on that even if you are using an Essential Phone or OnePlus 6, the two other devices capable of running Android 9 Pie at this time.
Fortnite has generated over $180 million in just a few months when it was made available in late March. It can continue to come in the form of a fake version of Fortnite, much like the way malware was attacking those looking for Fortnite for Android well before it was released. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit.