Circumventing the Google Play retailer wasn’t precisely a raffle for Epic, given the truth that Fortnite is actually a license to print cash. However even by its personal requirements, the sport is posting some spectacular numbers three weeks after hitting Android.
In a blog post this week, Epic famous that the wildly well-liked sandbox survival recreation hit 23 million gamers on Google’s cell working system, unfold out throughout 15 million APK installs. These numbers are arriving 21 days after the title launched on the OS.
This, like each different piece of Fortnite information, means large bucks for Epic. That’s particularly the case right here, nonetheless, on condition that the launch means the gaming firm is reducing Google’s 30 p.c take out of the equation.
Together with the numbers, Epic additionally highlighted a few of its efforts to deal with potential malware threats — an added challenge on condition that the sport isn’t distributed by way of Google’s official channel.
“To this point, Epic has instigated motion on 47 unauthorized “Fortnite for Android’ web sites,” the corporate writes, “a lot of which look like run by the identical dangerous actors. We proceed to police the scenario with a purpose of taking them offline, or proscribing entry by leveraging Epic’s connection to a community of anti-fraud companions.”