One of the breaking news has been the removal of Fortnite, both from Google Play and Apple’s Apple Store, a move that has resulted in a lawsuit by Epic Games against Apple and Google for monopolistic practices.
Not that it was an accidental movement, far from it. By having the demands prepared, Epic knew what they were up against making this move. The legal battle can be beneficial in the long run for users, but let’s think about it now. What if you had Fortnite downloaded from some of these stores?
Epic bundles it with Fortnite and charges against Google and Apple monopolies
Epic Games is going all out against Google and Apple purposely breaking the rules to charge directly against their monopolistic practices.
If you had an iPhone or iPad, goodbye Fortnite
This is the first direct consequence of the expulsion from Fortnite. The Apple ecosystem does not have alternative stores, so if you had an iPhone or iPad you would be without the game.
If you still have it installed you can play until the beginning of season 4 of chapter 2, since by requiring download you will no longer be able to update.
If you have Android
Let’s go to what interests us, which is our ecosystem. What options do we have if we have Android on mobile phones or tablets?
Before arriving on Google Play, Samsung has made several agreements with Epic, including exclusive skins like the one for the Galaxy Note 9 or including the game in the Galaxy Store officially.
Far from being eliminated from the Galaxy Store, Epic’s offer with reduced prices in Fortnite is promoted without any repercussions, something that makes the circumstance more striking.
Fortnite in the Galaxy Store.
From the Epic Games Store
From day one, before it was possible to download it on Google Play, Epic opted for its own Fortnite installer, available from its own website and offering all the guarantees at the security level.
Fortnite on the Epic Games Store.
From alternative stores
Among the many alternative stores to download applications, we usually have two preferred sources to download applications such as APKMirror and Uptodown, alternatives that give us total confidence.
Regarding APKMirror, it is not possible to download Fortnite. It is not the decision of the APK repository, but rather due to the prohibition of Epic Games itself for copyright, a move that does not benefit much to a company that has decided to become the martyr against Google and Apple.
In the case of Uptodown, the Malaga company advocates the legitimacy of the content offered and every day they have more studios that use their store as an official means of downloading. In the specific case of Epic, the game is offered in the store but it is uploaded by the store itself and they are not yet an official alternative by Epic. From UptoDown, however, they have begun to move to offer Epic to be an alternative store as an official download channel.
Download Fortnite from Uptodown.