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Battle Breakers is the first title to join Fortnite on the Epic Games launcher

Battle Breakers has been in testing on the Play Store since 2017, but Epic has unceremoniously turned the servers off for the Play Store version, most likely because the game has been officially launched through the Epic Games launcher, a third-party app that was previously known as the Fortnite Installer. If you're unfamiliar with Battle Breakers, it's a free-to-play RPG that contains hero collection mechanics. The story revolves around menacing monsters from space that have trapped the world's heroes inside of magical crystals, and of course, it will be your job to free these heroes by fighting these monsters in an RPG setting.

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Fortnite Installer has become the new 'Epic Games' app

After declaring in December that Epic Games would be launching its own Android app store sometime in 2019, that day seems to finally have arrived. When you go to fornite.com/android on your phone, the Fornite Installer APK file you install is now called the Epic Games app and it comes with a new icon.

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Epic Games snatches up social app Houseparty for some reason

The renaissance of mobile room-based video chat applications has largely passed, with even Facebook deciding their clone didn't need to stick around. One of the original players, Houseparty, has managed to continue running. In fact, today the app was acquired by video game giant Epic Games.

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Fortnite season 8 is here, and it brings two new locations and a bunch of pirate booty

The eighth season of Fortnite is here. It brings along a new Battle Pass with 100 new levels and rewards, but it also contains two new locations, a monstrous volcano, pirates, ninjas, cannons, and of course a bunch of new loot. The start of a new season also means you should say goodbye to vaulted items like the and X-4 Stormwing plane, but luckily the new arrival of hot air vents make for an acceptable transportation substitute.

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You can now merge your Fortnite accounts to share your V-Bucks

The ability to merge your Fortnite accounts to share cosmetics and pool V-Bucks across different platforms is finally possible. Being able to play against your friends regardless of what device they used has been one of Fortnite's strengths, but it made managing game resources sometimes more difficult than it needed to be. Epic Games now lets you access a single account on multiple consoles, but the process will see your inventory locked for a few weeks.

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Epic Games is launching its own store, will come to Android in 2019

Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic Games, has just announced the upcoming launch of the Epic Games store. At first it will only contain a few select titles for PC and Mac, but eventually, it will open up to include Android games. This is all set to take place sometime in 2019, but the big news is that developers will get to keep 88% of the revenue. Compared to Google's, Apple's, and Steam's 30% cut, this is going to be a big selling point.

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Fortnite mobile beta v5.40 patch adds voice chat for Android

The Fortnite mobile beta is still limited to Samsung users and those that have received beta invitations. Since development on the title is a constant, it's no surprise to see a new patch rolling out today. The big news is that this patch brings with it voice chat for Android. You can also expect to find a new capture-the-flag mode called Getaway that will only be available for a limited time.

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Google found a major security flaw in the Android Fortnite installer, but it has already been fixed

The decision by Epic Games to distribute Fornite outside the Google Play Store has been widely criticized. Since the initial game installation and subsequent updates are handled by the Fornite launcher app, instead of the Play Store (or Galaxy Apps on Samsung devices), Epic has to build its own security infrastructure. In a moment of "I told you so," the first major security flaw with Fortnite for Android has been discovered by none other than Google.

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Fortnite beta invites are going out, as first wave comes to non-Samsung phones

As per an official Tweet yesterday evening from Epic Games, the developer has clearly stated that it has opened up the Fortnite Android Beta to more devices. This is only the first wave of invites, but more will surely follow. So if you haven't signed up yet, make sure to navigate to Epic's website to get on the waiting list.

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[Hands-on] Fortnite for Android, the most frustrating version to play yet

Alright all you Fortnite fans, it's time to take an up-close look at the recent Galaxy Apps store release to see what Epic Games has actually delivered for Android. As you all surely know by now, Fortnite will not be listed on the Play Store. Instead, the APK will be published on Epic's website once the exclusivity deal with Samsung is over. Beta access has just opened up for non-Samsung users, but in order to score an invitation you will have to register on Epic's Fortnite beta webpage first. So if you are eager to get your hands on the game but have yet to play, let me outline exactly what you can expect in this hands-on with the Android version of Fortnite.

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