When Fortnite came to the world of Android, it entered a controversy where Epic was not ready to share its earning with Google Play Store and therefore, the game was not available in the Google Play Store. The players had to visit the official website and download the installer app; this will begin the download of the game. But now, finally the game is live on Play Store.
The size of the APK file is 100MB. After downloading this, it will ask you to download the rest of the package. Now, the players will not have to download any additional app like before in order to play the game. Google always prompt while downloading any software from the internet rather than the play store. It detects that third party software as malware and infected files than may cause harm to the security of the device. However, this might also be a part of their Business Strategy too.
When asked that why did Epic Games did this after waiting for 18 months, it seemed to put the whole blame on Google saying that “After 18 months of operating Fortnite on Android outside of the Google Play Store, we’ve come to a basic realization. Google puts software downloadable outside of Google Play at a disadvantage, through technical and business measures such as 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.”
In order to make things easy for the users, they had to make this move which it has been preventing for 18 months. This however means that Google Play will have 30% of their earnings with Google.
The rival PUBG Mobile has been present in the Google Play Store from the very beginning and thus has more grips to the ground in the Android world as compared to Fortnite. But now, there is another rival out there for PUBG Mobile that is Call of Duty: Warfare by Activision.
Fortnite is playable on those mobiles that support its minimum configurations.