After Epic Games violated App Store policies by introducing a direct payment service in Fortnite, Apple had not only removed the game from its app distribution platform but it also warned the game developer that it will Terminate its App Store developer account by August 28th if the game developer doesn’t fix the violations.
Epic Games has released Chapter 2: Season 4 of Fortnite dubbed “Nexus War.” For the latest season of the game, Epic Games has teamed up with Marvel to bring some iconic characters like Iron Man, Storm, Doctor Doom, Wolverine, and more to the game. The characters will team up to save the battle royale island from Galactus.
Epic Games had filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Apple to prevent the Cupertino-based tech giant from terminating the game maker’s developer account and reinstating Fortnite on the App Store for iOS. After the hearing in court about the motion of TRO, Judge Gonzalez Rogers had sided with Apple, putting Epic Games in a tricky position. But Apple is now ready to ‘Welcome Fortnite Back Onto iOS,’ according to the company’s latest statement.
As you might already know, Apple has removed Fortnite from the App Store for iOS as Epic Games introduced a direct payment service for in-app purchases in the game, violating App Store policies. In retaliation, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple in California. The lawsuit was assigned to Judge Edward Chen of San Francisco Courthouse. However, a new report has just come in, revealing that the Epic v. Apple lawsuit has been reassigned to a new judge.
Epic Game’s standoff with Apple only seems to be escalating. On Thursday, Epic Games offered a direct payment method for Fortnite gamers, thus effectively circumventing App Store fees. Very soon, Apple retaliated and removed Fortnite from the App Store. Currently, iOS users will not be able to install Fortnite. However, those who have already installed can continue to enjoy the game.
Epic Games today announced a Fortnite Mega Drop where it is offering a 20 percent discount on V-Bucks. More importantly though, with the update, Epic Games is introducing a direct payment method in ‘Fortnite’ for iOS.
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