Fortnite APK Download For Android Won’t Be Available On Play Store
There’s both good news and bad news for Fortnite game lovers.
Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world right now, is coming to Android devices very soon, but players would not be able to download Fortnite APK from the Google Play Store.
Instead, Epic Games software development company has confirmed the Fortnite APK for Android will be available for download exclusively only through its official website, bypassing the Google Play Store.
Why Fortnite for Android Bypassing Google Play Store?
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney cites two main reasons for this decision.
First, offering Fortnite APK downloads directly from its official website will allow the company to “have a direct relationship” with its consumers.
Second, since Google takes a 30 percent cut of revenue each time a user makes an in-app purchase through its Play Store, the decision will allow the company to save millions. This should not be shocking as Fortnite on iOS made $15 million in just first three weeks.
Moreover, one should not forget, by covering Android, Epic Games is targeting the other 85 percent of the world’s smartphone audience with the release of Fortnite for Android.
To play Fortnite on Android, players first need to visit the Fortnite.com website to first download the Fortnite Launcher, which will then let them load the Fortnite Battle Royale onto their devices.