Let me start by saying the app and website fortniteformobile.com are clean of viruses, however that does not mean it is real. Once you download the APK, it wants you to complete mobile verification. I know that Fortnite for mobile had to be verified on iOS devices, but fortniteformobile.com’s verification is different. They want you to verify by downloading other apps and games. Now normally I would have red flags and immediately know this app is fake, but for the sake of testing, I decided to continue and see what happens when I complete their “app verification” and wouldn’t you know as soon as I do, the screen goes black.
I had to force close the app and launch the app again. Do you want to know what happens when I launch the app again? It asks for verification again. So while this app and it’s website fortniteformobile.com are clean, the apps and games that the verification take you to, may not be. I’ve sent YouTube a report multiple times to try and get this video deleted, but it’s now at over 2 million views and has been live for over a month. I don’t understand why YouTube is not only allowing the video to be advertised on their monetization program, but also remain live on their platform for something that is obviously a scam. Yet it seems one YouTube Partner making one mistake is enough to get them banned or even demonetized. This app is obviously using peoples urge to play Fortnite on mobile to download additional apps and games so that whoever made the app could make money from it, since game an app developers pay anywhere from $0.25 to $1.00 for installs to get people to try their apps and games.
So if you are wanting to actually play Fortnite Battle Royale on your Android device, you will unfortunately have to wait another couple months while Epic Games begins work. They have stated they want to launch it for the following devices first:
- Google Pixel 2 / XL
- Huawei Mate 10 / Pro / Lite
- Huawei Mate 9 / Pro
- Huawei P10 / P10 Plus / P10 Lite
- Huawei P9 / P9 Lite
- Huawei P8 Lite 2017
- LG G6
- LG V30 / V30+
It appears that Samsung is not on that list for some reason, even though the S9 was release long after most of the devices on this list. This could mean that they are starting with the older phones first, which means anything below the specs of these phones would not be supported. I then see them working their way up to the latest phones. This is a huge bummer for me as us Samsung Galaxy users will more than likely end up last in the line up, making what I thought to be a quick couple months of testing the iPhone versions to even longer.