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Fortnite’s Battle Royale Mode Getting Barrett-like Heavy Sniper Rifle

16 August, 2018, 12:45 | Author: Joanna Little
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Fortnite was finally made available to Android users on August 11, after a brief exclusivity period on Samsung smartphones and tablets to coincide with the launch of the Galaxy Note 9. Videos such as the one shown above show how tantalisingly close you are to playing a great third-person shooter on your tiny device. The user count of Android is much higher than iOS thus if the Play Store doesn't charges fee equal to that of Apple, it's still a great loss for the company, nearly $50 million as conveyed by data analysts.

Epic is aware of the security concerns that its decision to skip the Play Store brings, as well, Engadget reports.

Epic Games has taken the somewhat unusual move of distributing the mobile-version of its popular Fortnite title through its own website, potentially saving up to $50 million according to app economy analyst firm State Tower.

If you'd rather avoid waiting for your invite to the beta, you can delay trying to install Fortnite until the game's official Android launch.

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It's also important to remember that the app is not coming to the Google Play Store.

With the leaked footage of the Fortnite Heavy Sniper Rifle showing off a new gun that can destroy structures in one shot, it will be interesting to see how the community will react to the addition of the new gun.

Community members have expressed their desire for the chance to put skins on their weapons in Fortnite: Battle Royale ever since the game's release in 2017. In fact, Google Play is informing its users that the game is not available for download on its store. Epic Games has yet to comment on this issue. The Play Store is the basic app store for Android platforms and Google cuts off 30% of the entire revenue generated through this. What type of Android device you're using will determine where and how you install the game.

Each game, or "match" as each competition is known, starts with 100 players. That all changed this weekend as developer Epic Games has officially announced via its in-game news section that the Heavy Sniper Rifle is set to be added to the game very soon.


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