Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play

11 August, 2018, 23:46 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
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It is a decision likely motivated by Google's 30% cut on all microtransactions, and since revenue generated by Fortnite comes from exclusively from mictrotransactions, Epic Games are unsurprisingly unwilling to hand a chunk of this to Google. Fortnite developer Epic Games has made a calculated decision to release the app on its own. In fact, savvy Androiders have already found a workaround.

Sensor Tower also points out that by "circumventing" the Google Play Store, Epic will make it more hard for users of older Android devices to download Fortnite. There's only one title (Battle Breakers), and it's not available yet. That's easy to do if you're a Fortnite fan with an iOS device. Fortnite won't even be available for download on the Play store. Apple doesn't allow app downloads from anywhere but the official App Store on its mobile devices. However, the millions of kids who just want to play the latest and greatest game probably aren't aware of that.

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The message that pops up says that "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play". But you can still install Android Pie right now via AOSP ROM. Developer "argraur" has successfully ported Android 9.0 Pie for the Nexus 5x. After launching on iOS back in April, the phenomenally popular battle royale game is coming to Android devices this summer, and the developer has now revealed that the game won't be available through the Google Play store like most other games for the platform.

Fortnite finally comes to Android!

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