Fortnite will be coming back to iOS in 2024, but only in specific regions in Europe.
If you know much about the history of Fortnite, you remember when Apple pulled the game from the Apple Store back in 2020. This was due to Epic Games finding out a loophole that allowed players to avoid the 30% fees they'd have to pay when making in-game purchases on their mobile device.
Fortnite even held a massive tournament campaigning against Apple, working to get the game's community behind them in their disapproval of Apple's decision.
Now, in 2024, Fortnite has found a way to re-introduce the game back to iOS... but only in Europe.
Fortnite is coming back to iPhones
While not much information has been released, Fortnite did announce that due to a specific new DMA (Digital Markets Act) law in Europe, the game will soon be playable on iOS in specific regions.
An official Epic Games Store is coming to iOS, which will allow players to play Fortnite on their Apple devices. Still, this will only work in specific parts of Europe, and the rest of the world will have to wait and see if Epic Games can win against the tyranny of Apple.
There is no timeline for when the game will release on iOS, but in a recent tweet Fortnite said: "Later this year Fortnite will return in Europe on iOS through the Epic Games Store."
Epic Games, who lost the case originally when taking Apple to court, plans on continuing fighting the legal system in hopes that Fortnite can be playable on all mobile devices around the world someday.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney speaks up
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney took to Twitter today to explain his thoughts.
"They are forcing developers to choose between App Store exclusivity and the store terms, which will be illegal under DMA, or accept a new also-illegal anticompetitive scheme rife with new Junk Fees on downloads and new Apple taxes on payments they don't process," said Sweeney.
Sweeney, who founded Epic Games back in 1991, has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure Epic Games wins against Apple.
"There's a lot more hot garbage in Apple's announcement. It will take more time to parse both the written and unwritten parts of this new horror show, so stay tuned."
Read Sweeney's entire post below.
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