Just hours after Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store, it appears Google has followed suit in its Play Store. Earlier today as part of a “Mega Drop” Epic Games updated its blockbuster title with an in-app option that included a discount if players pay them directly.
This goes against the policies of both stores, however on Android, at least, Epic could distribute its game via sideloading, and in fact it used that route until just a few months ago. Now when players try to download the game on Android they’re directed to this webpage that walks them through the sideloading process. It works fine, unless you have Google Advanced Protection on your account, which prevents the use of apps from outside the Play Store. Epic has already filed a lawsuit against Apple over pulling its app, and now it has done the same with Google (see update below).