Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

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According to the developer, this decision was made in part to bypass the 30% "store tax" that would normally be applied to purchases made on Google Play.

Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite. Google has typically encouraged users to download apps through the Play Store for security purposes, although the company has remained oddly silent about this, at least until now. Fortnite will be available eventually, you just have to be patient. The game is available on PC and Mac, home consoles like Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, and even launched on iOS earlier in March for iPhone and iPad users. The first is easy for owners of compatible Galaxy phones who can simply download it from the Galaxy Apps store.

Epic Games' free-to-play multiplatform game just crossed the billion-dollar threshold thanks to in-game purchases where players pay upgrades to customize their characters. Fortnite Android is one of - if not the - most talked about apps available today, and the battle royale trend has been around for a while.




It's possible Epic Games will eventually decide to add Fortnite to the Play Store.

So there is hope for playing the world's biggest game on any Android phone right now, but you'll have to go elsewhere to learn that information. Malware can also come bundled with the actual official Android version of the game downloaded from an unofficial third-party.

Despite Epic having clarified its release plans for the game several times, some fans may still expect Fortnite Android to be available on Google Play.

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