When Fortnite first arrived on Android in 2018, it was not listed on the shop to keep away from Google’s 30% income lower. It could possibly be downloaded solely by way of the official Epic web site by means of an app launcher. It would supply the sport’s APK that was wanted to be put in manually by the person. The similar methodology will live on however with availability on Play Store, it’s going to turn out to be a lot simpler and handy for followers to put in the sport in addition to updates.
The official assertion mentions that Google places apps out there outdoors the Play Store at a drawback. It retains displaying pop-ups to warn customers about not downloading and putting in apps from exterior sources. It is even mentioned to dam the app set up altogether in some circumstances.
Here is the entire assertion,
“After 18 months of operating Fortnite on Android outside of the Google Play Store, we’ve come to a basic realization. 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.”
It is price noting that Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, will not be solely towards Google for taking income lower. His displeasure can also be with Apple however since iOS doesn’t supply any approach for putting in apps from outdoors the App Store, he had no alternative however to make Fortnite for iOS out there by way of the shop.
- Fortnite | Android | Google Play Store, Free