Fortnite had all the time existed on Android units, however getting it in your telephone or pill required a workaround due to a dispute between Fortnite maker Epic and Google. The sport might be downloaded from outdoors the Play retailer straight from Epic’s web site as a result of the sport maker didn’t need to give Google a minimize of any in-game purchases.
Here’s the complete assertion from Epic in regards to the resolution to place the sport again into the Play Store:
After 18 months of working Fortnite on Android outdoors of the Google Play Store, weve come to a fundamental realization:
Google places software program downloadable outdoors of Google Play at a drawback, via technical and enterprise measures comparable to scary, repetitive safety pop-ups for downloaded and up to date software program, restrictive producer and service agreements and dealings, Google public relations characterizing third get together software program sources as malware, and new efforts comparable to Google Play Protect to outright block software program obtained outdoors the Google Play retailer.
Because of this, weve launched Fortnite for Android on the Google Play Store. Well proceed to function the Epic Games App and Fortnite outdoors of Google Play, too.
We hope that Google will revise its insurance policies and enterprise dealings within the close to future, so that each one builders are free to achieve and interact in commerce with prospects on Android and within the Play Store via open companies, together with fee companies, that may compete on a degree taking part in subject.
It’s an attention-grabbing dispute from a enterprise perspective: it’s a lot simpler to get different apps and software program in your Android telephone than say, an Apple gadget that’s basically locked down except issues obtainable in Apple’s app retailer. But in avoiding Google’s Play Store, whereas solely doable to do, it’s making issues a lot more durable for players who need to play Fortnite on their Android gadget. and those who don’t comprehend it’s doable to obtain it outdoors of the Play Store missed out altogether.
Well, problem solved now.