Fortnite for Android will ditch Google Play Store for Epic’s website

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  1. mood

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    Fortnite for Android will ditch Google Play Store for Epic’s website
    Epic Games CEO cites ‘economic efficiency’ of bypassing Play Store’s 30 percent cut
    August 03, 2018
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/3/1...nite-android-version-bypass-google-play-store
     
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    Not much different than getting a PC game. I never realized that Goggle takes that much of a cut, seem a bit steep.
     
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    Google will lose $50 million or more in 2018 from Fortnite bypassing the Play Store
    August 10, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/10/g...-more-from-fortnite-bypassing-the-play-store/
     
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    I've seen Fortnite offered using Samsung's Game Launcher. It's featured at the top in Galaxy Apps along with PUBG. It's actually a Fortnite Installer which in turn installs the Fortnite App. Searching for 'fortnite' in Play Store results in "Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play."
     
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    Epic's first Fortnite Installer allowed hackers to download and install anything on your Android phone silently
    The exact problem we expected to happen, happened.
    August 24, 2018

    https://www.androidcentral.com/epic...ler-allowed-hackers-download-install-silently
     
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    https://betanews.com/2018/08/25/fortnite-installer-security-flaw/


     
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    Epic Games blasts Google for disclosing Fortnite Android exploit early
    https://www.techspot.com/news/76139-epic-blasts-google-disclosing-fortnite-android-app-exploit.html
     
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    That was sure to stir up a fuss but the dust should settle soon enough now the fix is in and "made widely available"?
     
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    Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses
    August 27, 2018
    https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/08/27/fortnite-fortify-android-defenses/
     
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    Lukáš Štefanko: I hope other app developers don’t follow Epic‘s example
    August 28, 2018
    https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/08/28/lukas-stefanko-app-developers-dont-follow-epic/
     
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    Fortnite hits 15 million installs on Android
    September 7, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/07/fortnite-hits-15-million-installs-on-android/
     
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    Epic Games will focus on strengthening user account security this year
    April 18, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/epic-games-will-focus-on-strengthening-user-account-security-this-year
     
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    Installed it a while back. Removed it not to long ago. Reason, huge updates, long load times, just not a fun game. Game had a large foot print too. I found PUBG Mobile more entertaining that Fortnite. PUBG still installed.
     
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    Tinder is following suit:
    Tinder is now bypassing the Play Store on Android to avoid Google’s 30 percent cut
    Match Group joins Fortnite maker Epic Games
    July 19, 2019

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/...roid-bypass-30-percent-cut-avoid-self-install
     
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    Fortnite on Google Play: Is a 30% cut worth the security benefits?
    Opinion: Google says there are no exceptions. Should Epic Games bite the bullet?
    December 9, 2019
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/fortnite-on-google-play-is-a-30-cut-worth-the-security-benefits/
     
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