Last Friday, Google revealed a vulnerability in the Fortnite: Battle Royale on Android and publicly posted all the details in its official bug tracker. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney called Google’s step irresponsible.
Android is an open platform. When Google discovered the security hole, we literally worked round the clock to fix it and issue an update … We asked Google to keep the disclosure of the vulnerability until the update was installed by a large number of users. The company refused for the sake of plus in its karma, creating an extra risk for Android users.
As reported by the BBC, Google often does this by publishing details of the vulnerabilities without the consent of the content publishers. Similar accusations against Google were made by Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung.
The problem with this is that public exposure of the vulnerability puts users at risk who have not had time to update. However, the problem is unlikely to have appeared, release Epic their game on Google Play.
Link to the project: Issue Tracker Google