Thankfully, the Play Store is finally doing something about it.
Epic Games and Samsung also provided a list of devices that will be compatible with Fortnite Beta. In fact, savvy Androiders have already found a workaround. Perhaps as a precautionary measure, Google has started to mentioned directly on the Play Store that Fortnite is unavailable for download - in order to prevent users from downloading fake apps. That's easy to do if you're a Fortnite fan with an iOS device. However, for Android users, that won't be an option.
Fortnite has generated over $180 million in just a few months when it was made available in late March.
It's possible Epic Games will eventually decide to add Fortnite to the Play Store.
There are now two places that you can go to either download Fortnite, or at least sign up to be included in the Beta launch.
Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways. Fortnite Android is one of - if not the - most talked about apps available today, and the battle royale trend has been around for a while. Malware can also come bundled with the actual official Android version of the game downloaded from an unofficial third-party.
Thing is, the company that created it, Epic Games, just announced that it won't be publishing it via Google Play, the market where most users - in the Western hemisphere, anyway - get most of their apps.
Even more concerning than the malware threat with just Fortnite for Android, however, is what this could mean for other app developers going forward.