McFarlane Toys creating collectible line based on Epic Games Fortnite

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Samsung's next flagship smartphone is expected to be announced on August 9 during an Unpacked event in New York City and it's believed that Epic Games might reveal the release date of "Fortnite" for Android at that same event. Developer Epic Games reportedly made $126 million from the title in February of this year alone.

The Android is the last frontier for Fortnite Battle Royale with the game expanding to every other platform imaginable by now, iOS devices and the Nintendo Switch platform being the most recent releases. It is being reported, that Epic Games is doing this to bypass the in-app purchasing fees taken by Google on the Play Store.

Fortnite, the biggest mobile game of the year, will soon be available on Android as well. Regardless of what they'll eventually reveal, we're confident that the company (along with Epic Games) will create a selection that all Fortnite fans will be clamoring to get their hands on. By keeping "Fortnite" off Google Play, the Epic can keep all of the profits from in-app purchases. Instead, users will have to directly download the APK from the website and side-load it on to their smartphones.

Fortnite is an online multiplayer game with a battle royale style gameplay, similar to PUBG. Following this, the users will be prompted with some security permissions when they try to install the app, in case they already have not allowed similar installations. The tipster managed to go through the source code of the Fortnite's Mobile page and discovered that the codes suggest a manual download process from their website only. Present Google Play policies require developers to pay 30 per cent of their sales earnings, which is a huge amount for certain developers to part with. Anyway, all of this is a speculation with no official comment from Epic Games.

Ever since it launched on iOS back in March Fortnite fans have waited patiently for the blockbuster game to finally become available on Android.