Fortnite now available on the Google Play Store


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Dec 12, 2018
Here’s the company’s full statement:

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.

Because of this, we’ve launched Fortnite for Android on the Google Play Store. We’ll continue to operate the Epic Games App and Fortnite outside of Google Play, too.

We hope that Google will revise its policies and business dealings in the near future, so that all developers are free to reach and engage in commerce with customers on Android and in the Play Store through open services, including payment services, that can compete on a level playing field.

I think they are kind of 2 year late for this. Considering the PUBG has been capturing the market for last 2 years on the android. I think fortnite came pretty late on that wagon. Though better late than never. I hope to see where the folks go with success now.
Fortnite has definitely declined in popularity - but I'm sure that some people will be willing to download it from the Google Play store.

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