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Fortnite on Apple
Fortnite was taken down from the App Store on August 13th, 2020, after Epic Games introduced a direct payment system that violated Apple’s App Store guidelines. This created quite a stir, with both Apple and Epic Games taking legal action against each other. As of now, it is unclear when Fortnite will be back on the App Store.
Fortnite was removed from the App Store on August 13th, 2020
Fortnite was removed from the App Store on August 13th, 2020, after Epic Games added its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30% cut. On September 10th, 2020, a lawsuit was filed by Epic Games against Apple, claiming that the expulsion of Fortnite was “retaliation for following” the law.
The reason for the removal is due to a dispute between Apple and Epic Games
The removal of Fortnite from Apple’s App Store came after Epic Games introduced a new direct payment system within the game that bypassed Apple’s in-app purchase system. This helped Epic avoid the 30% cut that Apple receives on all in-app purchases.
Apple responded by removing the game from the App Store, and then later threatened to revoke Epic’s access to Apple’s developer tools if they did not comply with the App Store guidelines.
Epic then filed a lawsuit against Apple, stating that their actions were anti-competitive and unfair.
A judge ruled in favor of Epic, stating that Apple could not remove Fortnite from the App Store or revoke their access to developer tools. However, the judge also ruled that Epic had breached their contract with Apple, and ordered them to comply with the App Store guidelines or face further legal action.
As of now, it is unclear when or if Fortnite will be returning to the App Store.
When will Fortnite be back on Apple?
Fortnite was recently removed from the App Store by Apple. This has caused a lot of controversy, with many people wondering when Fortnite will be back on Apple. Let’s get into the details.
It is not known when Fortnite will be back on Apple
Fortnite was removed from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store on Thursday, after the companies said the game violated their rules.
It is not clear when or if the game will be available on the App Store or Google Play again. Epic Games, the company that makes Fortnite, did not respond to a request for comment.
Apple and Google both said that Epic Games violated their rules by adding a direct payment option to Fortnite. That allowed players to buy in-game currency without going through Apple or Google.
Both companies take a 30% cut of in-app purchases made on their respective platforms.
“We are sorry that Fortnite is no longer available on the App Store,” Apple said in a statement Thursday. “We have worked with the developer on many previous versions of the game and graphics updates, but they have created an arrangement that does not comply with our guidelines.”
Google said it “can no longer make [Fortnite] available on Play because it violates our policies.” The company did not elaborate on what those policies are.
Apple has not given a statement on when Fortnite will be back on the App Store
As of September 13th, Fortnite is still not available on the Apple App Store. This is because Apple pulled the game from the App Store on August 13th, after Epic Games added a direct payment option to the game that bypassed Apple’s in-app purchase system. Since then, the two companies have been engaged in a legal battle, with each side accusing the other of violating their agreements.
Apple has not given a statement on when Fortnite will be back on the App Store, but it is unlikely to happen until the legal battle is resolved. In the meantime, players who want to play Fortnite on their iOS devices can do so by side-loading the game from Epic’s website.