Even if you don't play Fortnite, chances are your teen or niece or neighbor's cousin's son, or someone around you does. And if he, she or they have tried to download the popular game on Android, they may have inadvertently downloaded Malware instead. According to The Hacker News thousands of people are searching for tutorials and download links related to the game, which has broken records with 3.4 million players playing the game at a time (as reported in February 2018), and over 125 million current users.
Despite it's popularity, Fortnite is not yet available on Android (although it is supposed to be soon), so any sites or links touting a way to play on the Andriod platform should be avoided.
Just search for "Fortnite Android App" on YouTube and the front page will display a long list of videos on "How to install Fortnite on Android," claiming to include links to actual Fortnite APK files, which have been viewed millions of times.
- The Hacker News
Most of the videos offering these tutorials ask the watcher to download and install other apps in order to unlock the Epic Game. However, doing so inevitably downloads malicious apps to the phone instead. As of this posting, Fortnite is only available on XBox One, PS4, iOS and PC, therefore, avoid any Android specific "downloads" until the official version is released from Epic Games.