Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

There is no Fortnite Google Play Store listing because Epic Games is bypassing the world's largest app store.

Epic Games recently made the controversial decision to release the Android version of Fortnite on its own website rather than through the Google Play Store. Below the message, Google has helpfully listed the developer account for Epic Games. Unlike most developers who rely on the Google Play Store for distribution of their apps, Epic feels that Fortnite can draw enough interest to allow them to avoid needing a third party distributor. Epic has to share 30 percent of those purchases made on iOS devices with Apple due to the terms of the App Store. Thankfully, the Play Store is finally doing something about it.

Google isn't very happy about this as they seem to put Fortnite's main competitor PUBG at the top of search results when someone searches for the aforementioned game.

The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store.

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Because there are no Android servers yet, this is the only way for Android players to get into a live game now.

Google's release of Android 9 Pie yesterday brought with it the final release of an update that has been seeing steady developer preview releases for months now and while it came earlier than many had expected, it's great to see any big Android update arrive.

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.

Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned.

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