How to install and update Fortnite on iOS after App Store ban

  • How to install and update Fortnite on iOS after App Store ban

How to install and update Fortnite on iOS after App Store ban

Here is what the company says quite clear-cut: "Developers offering products within a game downloaded on Google Play or providing access to game content must use Google Play In-app Billing as the method of payment".

Epic Games has permanently lowered the cost of Fortnite V-Bucks by 20% across all platforms, including adding a new "direct payment" option on mobile, calling out Apple and Google's "exorbitant" payment fees in the process.

The suit seeks a court order ending Apple's commission structure and forcing Apple to allow users to install software on iPhones outside the confines of the App Store.

Fortnite maker Epic Games sent shockwaves through the tech industry this week when it sued Apple and Google, claiming both companies' app stores are monopolies.

This violation of the laws enforced by both stores.

Fortnite, one of the very popular games once available on Google Play Store, will not be seen now.

In the meantime, Epic Games submitted a 62-page legal complaint and lawsuit in addition to a video parodying Apple's "1984" commercial. They released the papers of the court nearly instantly.

This isn't the first time Apple and Google are accused of being anti-competitive, but it's the most well-organized effort yet. And its removal from the app store means; that new players won't be able to download it, and the players who already have it in their phones will not be able to get any updates, but they will be able to play it. "It has no problem with those other stores existing nor with Epic distributing its game on them, the spokesperson said", Dieter Bohn writes for The Verge. A consumer-rights-focused movement using the social networking term #freefortnite was introduced.

The move has garnered industry support, with a Spotify spokesperson saying in a statement: "We applaud Epic Games' decision to take a stand against Apple and shed further light on Apple's abuse of its dominant position". During a news release, the firm claimed it had received digital sales totaling more than $1.6 billion (£1.2 billion)-excluding transactions from Apple and Google Play.

This is all we've got for now. With the ongoing antitrust investigations in the USA and Europe, this issue has become even more sensitive for the iPhone maker.