Friday, August 28, 2020

Epic Games Explains What Fortnite's Google Play Ban Means For Players

Fortnite has been blocked on the Google Play Store, meaning some players are now unable to update the game and play Chapter 2 Season 4, but Epic is making clear to players that its own app and the Samsung Galaxy Store will allow Android players to keep playing. Epic Games is sending an email to those who have downloaded the game on Android, which notes that Android users can still play the new season via the Epic Games App for Android (accessed via or the Samsung Galaxy Store. However, the most traditional download method has now been rendered obsolete due to Epic's ongoing legal proceedings with Google. [ignvideo url=""] Epic added that Fortnite users who already own the game on Google Play can continue to play the current update, but given that the Season 3 Battle Pass wrapped up on August 27, players will not be able to progress any further - they also will not be able to access new cosmetics, gifts or challenges. The Battle Lab, Duos and Limited-Time game modes have also been rendered inaccessible for Google Play users. Here's a primer on everything that has happened so far in Epic Games' legal battle with Google and Apple over app store policy. Apple players are now completely unable to play the newest season of Fortnite following the game's removal from the App Store. In other Fortnite news, check out our explainer of the Nexus War update that has brought a number of Marvel superheroes to the game. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.


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