With Fortnite's Android Release, Epic Will Skip Google Play

Joanna Estrada
August 11, 2018

Unofficial AOSP Android Pie Custom ROM for LG Nexus 5x Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started. 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.

This stands in contrast to the iOS version of Fortnite, which is available to download right from Apple's App Store.

The message that pops up says that "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play".

This long waiting time has perhaps lead to some impatience, and thus users are using an APK to download Android Fortnite before it's release. Apple doesn't allow app downloads from anywhere but the official App Store on its mobile devices.

When Epic Games launched Fortnite on Android earlier this week, it did so in an unprecedented manner. Thankfully, the Play Store is finally doing something about it. In just one year, it's amassed 125 million players including celebrities like Drake, Joe Jonas, Finn Wolfhard, and even Roseanne Barr. Check out our guide below to see how to install Fortnite for Android. Epic will also offer downloads of the game on its website in the coming days for most Android smartphones. 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. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit.

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