Fortnite have warned people to beware of the scam phishing emails which offer you sign ups for a fake beta of Fortnite Battle Royale on Android.
Google's annual conference is going down in California right now, where the company announces upcoming news, and the event has revived rumors about the upcoming arrival of Fortnite Battle Royale on Android, which is still to be announced.
When Fortnite first appeared on iOS, the developers of Epic Games confirmed that the game would also come to Android in the future, without giving a specific date, only "in a few months".
No additional information has been revealed since then, either by Epic Games or Google, and Android players are beginning to wonder when they can get their hands on it.
Suffice to say that when some players began to claim that they had received an email proposing sign ups for a Fortnite Android beta, the information quickly spread on social networks.
Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that these emails were fake, and were in fact a phishing scam intended to steal the credentials of your Epic Games account and resell it later. This has now been confirmed by an employee of Epic Games.
@Game_Revolution this is not true, the email going around is an obvious phishing scam. Please reach out to us for clarifications before spreading misinformation. Thanks.— Nick Chester (@nickchester) May 8, 2018
The reason I'm coming down on this so hard is that people ARE falling for this scam and are getting their information compromised because of things like this. It's important people have correct information and are not misled.— Nick Chester (@nickchester) May 8, 2018
So be very careful about this kind of email.
When registrations for a Fortnite beta on Android go live, it will be no doubt be officially announced by Epic Games on their social channels, and we will of course keep you up to date.