Fortnite Stories October 12

Last year the hit game Fortnite was briefly available on Android through the Google Play Store, until Epic Games kicked off its war against app store fees by adding its own payment system to the game behind the backs of Google and Apple. Now, Google is launching a countersuit against Epic Games for that breach of contract.

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Fortnite Stories August 19

As Epic Games continues its legal battles with Google and Apple, court documents are revealing a lot of interesting details regarding conversations behind the scenes. Today, an unredacted document sees a claim from Epic Games that, at one point, Google had apparently considered locking down Android’s ability to sideload apps in response to the Fortnite feud.

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Fortnite Stories May 4

Epic Games launched Fortnite on Android in 2018 without putting the game in Google’s Play Store; you know, that place where it’s safe and easy to get apps on any Android phone. The reason was that Google, like Apple and others, takes a cut of revenue for in-app purchases on apps and games within the Play Store. As it turns out, Epic Games was considering methods of bargaining with Google about the Play Store cut that, apparently, meant Fortnite for Stadia was at one time an actual possibility.

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Fortnite Stories October 30, 2020

The Google Play Store is where most Android users get their apps and games, but every Samsung phone comes preloaded with the Galaxy Store. Now, that store is getting another redesign that focuses heavily on gaming.

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Fortnite Stories October 12, 2020

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 is the first Android tablet to get Fortnite w/ 90fps

Samsung smartphones and tablets are the only places where you can officially get Fortnite right now, and now the company’s new tablets are getting a boost for the game. The new Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ can now play Fortnite at 90fps.

Fortnite Stories August 21, 2020

Fortnite competition gives away OnePlus 8, Galaxy Tab S7 as Epic Games battles Apple

As Epic Games wages war on app stores, the company is especially villainizing Apple through advertising and videos. With its next season approaching and no way for Fortnite players on iPhone to get in on the fun, Epic Games has announced the “FreeFortnite Cup” with prizes including OnePlus 8 smartphones.

Fortnite Stories August 19, 2020

Following a brazen move to add its own payments system to Fortnite, the hit game was removed from Google Play and the Apple App Store yesterday. While iPhone users are out of luck when it comes to the game, Android users can still install Fortnite. Here’s how to do so safely.

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Fortnite Stories August 18, 2020

How to play Fortnite on a Chromebook

There’s no denying that Fortnite is one of the biggest titles in gaming today, and these days, many of the same folks who would want to play Fortnite already have a Chromebook, perhaps through school. Here’s the best way to play Fortnite on your Chromebook.

Fortnite Stories August 14, 2020

According to the lawsuit filed by Epic Games, the game developer claims that Google blocked OnePlus and LG from installing or distributing the Epic Games app and storefront on its devices.

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Fortnite Stories August 13, 2020

This afternoon has been an interesting one for fans of Apple, Google, and Fortnite alike, as the three companies have become intermingled in a pair of lawsuits. Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, have now filed a lawsuit against Google for anticompetitive practices between Android and the Google Play Store.

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Like Apple earlier this afternoon, Google has just removed Fortnite from the Play Store for violating its policies. The battle royale game this morning introduced a direct payment option to bypass giving a cut of in-app purchases to Google.

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Epic Games has been very vocal about its distaste for 30% fees charged by Google and Apple, despite giving in and distributing its hit game Fortnite through the Play Store and App Store. Now, to get around those fees, Fortnite is adding “direct payments.”

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Fortnite Stories July 28, 2020

For over six months now, it’s been abundantly clear that Google Stadia works and works well, but gamers have been clamoring for more games and none more so than Fortnite. Today, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney took time to explain why Fortnite hasn’t launched on Stadia “yet.”

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Fortnite Stories July 9, 2020

Ninja streams Fortnite on YouTube w/ millions of viewers following Microsoft Mixer shutdown

In the world of game streaming, there’s really no bigger name than Ninja. The Fortnite streamer has a huge fanbase, but following the shutdown of Microsoft’s Mixer platform, Ninja has started streaming live on YouTube and attracted a huge crowd to his first stream.

Fortnite Stories April 21, 2020

Fortnite has been one of the most popular video games in the world for a while now, but its Android version has only been distributed through the company’s own website. That decision was made over Google’s 30% cut for distribution that Epic Games called “illegal.” Well, now Fortnite for Android has gone live on the Play Store, 30% cut and all.

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Fortnite Stories December 8, 2019

At its launch on Android last year, Fortnite could not be installed by simply going to the Play Store. It still can’t be; the battle royale game has to be downloaded directly from Epic Games and then sideloaded. Among other reasons, this is due to the developer not wanting to give Google its mandated 30% cut of lucrative in-app purchase revenue. Epic Games is now hoping for a special exception to that rule.

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Fortnite Stories October 24, 2019

Fortnite Installer replaced with Epic Games app ahead of store’s debut on Android

Fortnite is still one of the most popular games in the world, and this week it’s getting a slight change on Android. Announced on Twitter, the Epic Games app is replacing the Fortnite Installer on Android ahead of some much bigger news.

Fortnite Stories October 3, 2019

After Hours: Disney+ on Fire TV, Samsung’s new Fortnite skin, more

After our deluge of Pixel 4 leaks, things slowed down a bit today with another Pixel 4 software leak, renders of the OnePlus 8, and a report on a new speed test feature coming to the Nest Hub. Alongside that, however, we’ve got new details on a “Glow” skin for Fortnite on Samsung devices and more.

Fortnite Stories March 21, 2019

Fortnite for Android update brings back voice chat, fixes Galaxy S10 issues

Fortnite is still one of the most popular games in the world today, and in a recent update, the game is fixing some issues on Android. In its latest version, Fortnite for Android brings back voice chat and also fixes some problems related to the Galaxy S10.

Fortnite Stories January 29, 2019

Fortnite is still a phenomenon in the gaming world, and its mobile release just continues to get better. In its most recent update, Fortnite for Android has added support for Bluetooth controllers.

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Fortnite Stories December 19, 2018

Fortnite for Android adds Snapdragon 670, 710 support w/ new ’14 days of Fortnite’ LTM

Months and months later, Fortnite is still the game that is taking the world by storm. In its latest update, the Android version of Fortnite has added support for the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 670 processors.

Fortnite Stories October 11, 2018

Fortnite first debuted on Android a few months ago, and today it’s finally dropped its invitation requirement. Starting today, you no longer need an invite to play Fortnite for Android on any compatible device.

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Fortnite Stories September 27, 2018

Fortnite v6.0 update delivers Season 6 w/ new map, power-ups, pets, and Note 9 bug fixes

The game that’s taken over the world on consoles, PCs, and even mobile is none other than Fortnite. Today, Epic Games has launched Fortnite v6.0 and it brings a ton of new content to the massively popular game.

Fortnite Stories September 19, 2018

Fortnite v5.41 adds ‘Port-A-Fortress,’ new limited time items and modes, various fixes

Fortnite is the game that took the world by storm, and it’s constantly getting updated with new content. This week, Epic Games is rolling out version 5.41 with some new patches, limited time modes, and a crazy new item.

Fortnite Stories September 18, 2018

Samsung contest lets you ‘squad up’ w/ Ninja on Fortnite, 10,000 V-Bucks for Galaxy Note 9, Tab S4 buyers

Fortnite is on Android and Samsung has gone all out with promotions for the game. Today, the company is announcing a new contest with the game, as well as some new perks for Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 buyers…

Fortnite Stories September 17, 2018

Online divorce service says ‘Fortnite addiction’ cited in 200 divorces

An online service that helps unhappy spouses file for divorce claims that ‘addiction to Fortnite‘ has been cited in 200 divorces so far this year …

Fortnite Stories September 7, 2018

Fortnite for Android finally arrived early last month and in the time since the game has already exploded in popularity. This week, Epic Games is discussing stats on the Android release so far, as well as some of the challenges in bringing the game to Android.

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Fortnite Stories September 6, 2018

Fortnite for Android has only been out for a few weeks, but Epic Games has been pushing updates pretty frequently. Today, version 5.40 is rolling out with a new game mode and a very welcome feature for Android users…

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Fortnite Stories August 29, 2018

The best Android smartphones you can buy for Fortnite [August 2018]

Fortnite is a game that has taken the world by storm and now, months after its iOS debut, it’s finally available on Android. If you’re looking to buy a new device and want to keep Fortnite in mind, here are the best smartphones to buy.

Fortnite Stories August 24, 2018

Epic’s decision to bypass the Play Store and have users download an APK on the web was widely criticized from a security standpoint. That backlash was quickly proven to be warranted after Google discovered a flaw in the Fortnite install process. Fortunately, Epic Games was able to very quickly address the issue.

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Fortnite Stories August 23, 2018

Fortnite v5.30 update improves driving controls on Android, adds ‘Rift-To-Go’

The hit game Fortnite made its debut on Android just a couple of weeks ago, and today the game is getting one of its first big updates since release with some new improvements in tow.

Fortnite Stories August 11, 2018

After months of anticipation, Fornite finally arrived on Android this week, and now, it’s open to everyone with an invite. However, the biggest controversy surrounding the game so far has been its APK distribution and how that would open users up to security risks. Thankfully, Epic has a small reminder in the game to help avoid that.

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Fortnite for Android no longer Samsung-exclusive, but you still (technically) need an invite

Alongside Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, Fortnite for Android finally debuted this past week, and players have been eager to get their hands on it. The game has just ended its period of Samsung exclusivity, and now it’s open to everyone, kind of…

Fortnite Stories August 10, 2018

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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Google Play officially acknowledges that Fortnite is not in the Play Store

Earlier this month, Epic Games detailed that Fortnite would require a direct APK download and install. With the game officially launching yesterday on Samsung devices and a general Android beta opening this weekend, Google is acknowledging that the hit gaming sensation is not available through the Play Store.

Fortnite Stories August 9, 2018

After much anticipation, Epic Games has finally announced Fortnite for Android, which is exclusively available for a handful of Samsung devices for the next 3 days. This is definitely shorter than the 30 days that we expected prior to the Note 9 launch, but if you have a compatible Samsung smartphone then you can now play the world biggest game from anywhere.

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Here are Fortnite’s requirements on Android, and every device that supports the beta

Fortnite for Android has finally launched after months of hype and anticipation from fans. While the game is available exclusively for Samsung for a few days, it will be opening to quite a few devices soon. Here’s everything that will be able to run it.

Fortnite is a truly a worldwide phenomenon, and this week we’ve finally gotten official details on when it will launch on Android and, well, the news is mixed.

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Fortnite Stories August 6, 2018

Fortnite for Android is getting very close to release, and we’ve already learned a lot about Epic Games’ plans for the game on Google’s platform. Now, an APK has leaked out early, and it reveals a few more details.

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Fortnite Stories August 3, 2018

The hype surrounding the debut of Fortnite for Android is, needless to say, massive. Users are extremely excited for this launch, but the details surrounding it are looking pretty bleak…

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Fortnite for Android is something that millions of people are excited about, and it seems imminent. However, the general public might not be able to get their hands on the game for quite some time…

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Fortnite Stories July 30, 2018

The worldwide phenomenon Fortnite was announced for Android several months ago, and users are eager to get their hands on it. As we approach the launch, we’re learning a bit more about Epic’s plans for the game on Android, and it seems that may not include the Google Play Store.

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Fortnite Stories July 26, 2018

Fortnite players everywhere are well aware that the popular game — which has been available on the App Store for quite a while now — has yet to hit Android. Now, we’ve learned a few tidbits about its imminent launch from a source familiar with the plan. The game will be available exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days and then arrive on other Android handsets shortly thereafter.

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Fortnite Stories May 18, 2018

Fortnite coming to Android ‘this summer’ following debut on iOS

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the phenomenon that is Fortnite. The free-to-play game has basically taken over the world, and now, we’re getting some news on its Android release…

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