Google alerting Android users that Fortnite isn't on the Play Store

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Google alerting Android users that Fortnite isn't on the Play Store

By now, lots of people know that Fortnite for Android won't be available on the Play Store. Not everyone is aware of Epic Games' decision to offer Fortnite directly to Android users, though, and so Google is working to make sure that users don't download fakes.

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