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Some Android Users Are Already Playing Fortnite on Android Thanks To Leaked APK

Published: 9/Aug/2018 9:08

by Calum Patterson

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An APK for Fortnite on Android has been leaked, allowing some players to play the game on their Android devices before it has officially released.

Fortnite on Android has been a much anticipated launch, following the popular battle royale game’s release on iOS devices earlier in 2018.

Epic Games confirmed that it would be coming to Android ‘this summer’, but then it all went a bit quiet, leaving Android users scrambling for any info they could on when they might get their hands on it.

This long waiting time has perhaps lead to some impatience, and thus users are using an APK to download Android Fortnite before it’s release.

Posted on a ‘FortniteLeaks’ sub reddit page, users on a variety of Samsung Galaxy phones have been able to download Fortnite onto their device, and then play by joining the lobby of a player on another platform.

Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game currently.

An APK (Android Package Kit) file is essentially an installation file used on Android phones to install apps, and leaked versions of unreleased apps are common, but not always safe. Pirated and stolen versions of apps are often released via APK’s.

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The first gameplay of Fortnite on Android surfaced recently, but it is expected to be released as a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive when it first launches, for 30 days.

It is expected that as a pre-order bonus for the new phone, you will receive 15,000 V-Bucks, and possibly even the recently leaked ‘Galaxy’ skin, which many believe will also be exclusive to Note 9 users.

Once Fortnite Mobile does launch on Android, it will not be available through the Google Play store, as Epic have announced that the game will be distributing to users via its own installer.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

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On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.