Is Google Play really that much safer?
The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store. According to Epic, it would have likewise offered Fortnite for iOS through its own website if it were able to, but the closed nature of Apple's ecosystem prevented that. There's only one title (Battle Breakers), and it's not available yet.
After signing up for the beta on your Pie-powered phone and downloading Digital Wellbeing from the Play Store, it doesn't actually show up in your app drawer. That's easy to do if you're a Fortnite fan with an iOS device. Perhaps the developer intends to profit from the first early wave of adopters, which will be massive given the time users have waited for the game to arrive on Android. Fortnite won't even be available for download on the Play store.
It's possible Epic Games will eventually decide to add Fortnite to the Play Store. But you can still install Android Pie right now via AOSP ROM. Developer "argraur" has successfully ported Android 9.0 Pie for the Nexus 5x.
Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways.
Fortnite finally comes to Android! Malware can also come bundled with the actual official Android version of the game downloaded from an unofficial third-party.
By now, everyone who's been paying attention to news about Fortnite on Android knows that it'll only be available via Epic's site after the Samsung exclusivity period ends, and not on the Play Store. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit.