Epic Games caves in, Fortnite now available on the Google Play Store
April 22, 2020

The company was against the 30 percent cut.

Fortnite is one of the biggest mobile games available and is playable on nearly every platform that you can think of. On Android, however, Epic Games initially refused to put Fortnite on the Google Play Store since rules state that Google will be getting a 30 percent cut for the game’s distribution.

So for 18 months, Fortnite was made available through the Epic Games website, where you have to download a separate APK file to install the game on Android devices. But it seems everything got sorted as Fortnite has finally made its way to the Google Play Store.

Epic Games admitted their fault, where the company said that it will difficult to distribute the app outside of the Google Play Store. There was also an issue with sideloading apps and the new security measures being implemented by Android, where it will be more difficult for some to install the game.

In a statement provided by Epic Games to Polygon, it said, “Google puts software downloadable outside of Google Play at a disadvantage, through technical and business measures such as scary, repetitive security pop-ups for downloaded and updated software, restrictive manufacturer and carrier agreements and dealings, Google public relations characterizing third-party software sources as malware, and new efforts such as Google Play Protect to outright block software obtained outside the Google Play Store.”

Download Fortnite on the Google Play Store.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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