In 2018, epic games released fortnite for android and iOS.
while iOS was available at app store, android version was not available on play store.
Epic games deliberately did not put fortnite on play store because they did not want to pay a 30% cut to play store.
Epic games made the game available on their official website since 2018 and now taken a bold steps to upload the game on play store.
Check out their post on twitter:
Fortnite is now available on the Google Play Store.
Check it out now! pic.twitter.com/EOA3jpMIu8
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 21, 2020
According to epic games they have uploaded the game on play store because; “Google puts software downloadable outside of Google Play at a disadvantage, through technical and business measures”.
These measures includes; “scary, repetitive security pop-ups for downloaded and updated software, restrictive manufacturer and carrier agreements and dealings, Google public relations characterizing third party software sources as malware, and new efforts such as Google Play Protect to outright block software obtained outside the Google Play store.”
Download fortnite for android here.