Epic games has released fortnite on the google play store after 18 months of releasing the game as an apk. This means that the company has agreed to pay 30% cut for all in-app purchases to Google.
The company says,
After 18 months of operating Fortnite on Android outside of the Google Play Store, we’ve come to a basic realization,” reads Epic’s statement. “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.
Users can still download the apk from the website or use the epic games app which was previously fortnite launcher to now install any rpg from the company at one place.