Epic bypassed the store in favor of having players download directly from its own website.
Sensor Tower says Fortnite game has earned Apple over $54M thanks to the tech giant’s 30% cut of in-app spending.
Apple only allows app downloads from its store, while Google has a more open platform. But Android users are more exposed to security risks when circumventing the official channel.
Players with Samsung Galaxy devices are the first to be invited, starting today. Additionally, purchasers of the new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will get access to the new Galaxy outfit. More details can be found here.
Fortnite will be available for direct download via Fortnite.com. Fortnite will not be available through the Google Play Store.
Fortnite on Android supports full Cross Play and Cross Progression with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, and iOS.
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