• PSA: Modded Fortnite APKs May Lead To Cross-Device Ban

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    You may be able to play Fortnite on Android right now with a modded APK file, no matter what device you have, but if you do, know that Epic has a number of measures in place that could ensure that you never play the game on Android, or even some other platforms, again. According to Redditors yash1610 and HeN1N, the company's ability to single out players for bans with extraordinary scope and accuracy comes from a number of factors, and is enabled almost entirely by the studio's refusal to put the game on the Play Store.
    For starters, there's the target API, the set of possible instructions...
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  • Fortnite for Android tidbits: Banning players, Google losing $50 million in revenue, blocking rooted users

    Fortnite for Android tidbits: Banning players, Google losing $50 million in revenue, blocking rooted users

    4 monthes ago - By 9to5Google

    Fortnite is easily the most popular game in the world right now, and the hype surrounding its Android release has been tremendous. Yesterday, Epic Games finally announced that Fortnite's beta on Android was starting, but there's a lot of information that floats under the radar that you might not have known. So, let's take a closer look...
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  • Analysts: Epic Games Will Take $50M Out Of Google's Pocket With Fortnite

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Fortnite Battle Royale launched on Android this week as a beta, starting on Samsung smartphones and then it will be available everywhere else in the coming weeks. But it's not coming to the Google Play Store , and this is because Epic Games believes that Google is “greedy” with the revenue sharing amount that all Google Play apps and games have to do. Google gets 30-percent of all revenue from purchasing an app or game, and from in-app purchases. Epic Games believes that it can keep that cost, to help build out the game some more and add more servers when it needs too. Versus giving that...
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  • Epic's Fortnite end run around the Play Store could cost Google more than $50 million this year

    Epic's Fortnite end run around the Play Store could cost Google more than $50 million this year

    4 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    As we've seen over the years, the right video game offered to smartphone users can bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Epic Games, the developer of sizzling hot Fortnite, has made the game available for those using a mobile device powered by iOS. And even though a beta version of the game will be made available exclusively to those toting certain high-end Samsung Galaxy models, Fortnite will not be offered to Android users through the Google Play Store. Apparently, Epic does not want to give Google 30% of the huge amount of revenues that would be generated from a listing...
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