Instead of making the game available through Google's Play Store, it chose to place it directly on its website - effectively bypassing the Play Store and ensuring that no share of the revenue that Epic will earn from Fortnite goes to Google.
Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android users will not be able to download Fortnite on their devices from Google's digital store, but rather through its own service. Sensor Tower estimates that Apple has made more than $54 million from the game so far via its 30 percent cut of all in-app spending on its store. Perhaps the developer intends to profit from the first early wave of adopters, which will be massive given the time users have waited for the game to arrive on Android. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store.
Spotted by Reddit users (via 9to5Google), Google is now somewhat acknowledging the fact that Fortnite is not available on Google Play. Up until now, non-Samsung owners couldn't even download the game, let alone play it.
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The reason the company behind Fortnite has chose to release the game on Android without the Play store is simple: money.
Unlike on iOS where Apple completely controls where you get your apps i.e the App Store, on Android devices users can choose to get their apps from anywhere they want. It can continue to come in the form of a fake version of Fortnite, much like the way malware was attacking those looking for Fortnite for Android well before it was released. Check out our guide below to see how to install Fortnite for Android. 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.