Developer’s decision to bypass Google Play Store could have dangerous security impact, experts say

Fortnite players risk becoming victims of malware infections on their phones, following the decision of developer Epic Games to bypass the Google Play Store in favour of publishing the game to its own website, security experts have warned.

The popular battle royale game, which is already available on PC, home consoles and iOS, is now available on select Samsung devices – and will be on other Android phones soon. But in an unusual decision, Epic Games won’t publish Fortnite to Google’s main Android App Store, instead hosting the app for download itself.

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