Epic Warns that Email Invites for Fortnite Android are Phishing Scams

Epic Warns that Email Invites for Fortnite Android are Phishing Scams

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If you've seen a popular YouTuber talk about an invite they've received to try out a beta for Fortnite Battle Royale on Android, it's likely a scam. An Epic representative confirmed on Twitter that emails making the rounds for an Android beta are phishing ploys.

The reports of an Android beta for Fortnite Battle Royale began circulating today when video game websites began reporting on the emails received by Fortnite players without clearly indicating that the email invites to a Fortnite Android beta were suspicious or potentially dangerous.

As a result the reports of the Android beta have started spreading as if it were actual news. Some have even suggested a surprise Fortnite Android announcement at today's Google I/O event.

However, Epic PR is telling sites that the emails making the rounds are phishing scams. Looking closely at some of the screencaps of the Android beta invite email, you can see that the sender address for the invite doesn't belong to an official Epic web domain.

Fortnite scams have only increased with the game's popularity. There are plenty of YouTube channels that claim to have found ways to get players free V-Bucks, or other benefits for the game. Of course there are no third-party ways for players to earn V-Bucks, but that hasn't stopped enterprising YouTubers from getting hits on their videos through players who're just looking for a leg-up in Fortnite.

Fortnite Battle Royale was announced for iOS devices two months ago, and is currently the only official mobile version of the game. For more, check out our guide on Fortnite iOS mobile. Epic also recently launched a limited-time partnership with Marvel to introduce Thanos into Fortnite. All of this is part of Fortnite's new Season four campaign, which you can check out our FAQ on here.

Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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