When Epic announced in 2018 that it was bringing Fortnite to Android phones, it was a huge moment. For one, one of the biggest games of all time was finally available for mobile devices. For another, Epic sidestepped the Play Store and Googleâ€™s cut by only offering the game via a third-party installer. A year and a half later, Epic has given in to Googleâ€™s terms.
Fortnite fans will now find the game listed in the Play Store and will receive updates directly from Google. As a result, more phones will be able to play the game and Epic will pay Google 30 percent of all in-app purchases, having failed in its bid to get an exemption due to terms that Epic deemed â€œillegal in the case of a distribution platform with over 50% market share.â€�