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Fortnite Game to Launch on Google Play with Great Features


Thu 23 Apr 2020 | 12:22 PM
Ahmed Yasser

When Fortnite originally released for mobile devices, the game was not made available for the Google Play Store. However, Epic announced today that Fortnite would be put on the Google Play Store going forward, with the game officially available in the store now for Android users.

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After a couple of years of being available only through Epic Games, Fortnite is now available on the Google Play Store.

In 2019, Epic told The Verge that it had asked Google for an exemption on its 30% cut that the company collects for in-app purchases. Google didn't grant them any such exemption, so Fortnite never appeared on the Google Play Store.

According to Forbes, Epic Games is admitting defeat here. Google’s attempts to ensure that all purchases are made through the Play Store have worked, and Epic is essentially saying that they’ve been strong-armed into releasing the game through Google’s store, though it will continue to be available as a third-party download.

Fortnite events aren't only for players to check out new content from developer Epic Games. The popular battle royale game has also played host to multiple premieres and collaborations, from a never-before-seen clip of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to the first episode of Chance the Rapper's reboot of Punk'd on Quibi.

Travis Scott will debut his newest track, Astronomical in Fortnite. Scott used the game to create the Astronomical experience inspired by Cactus Jack's creations, which is the rapper's nickname and the name of his record label.

Noteworthy, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney back in 2018 explained the company's risky decision, saying games would benefit from competition among software sources on Android.