Thursday August 13, Apple has withdrawn Fortnite de its App Store after that the company Epic implemented a new way to buy V-Bucks - the real money currency of Fortnite - bypassing Apple's payment system.
While Apple has always charged developers a 30% commission for their sales in the App Store, Epic Games has broken this rule.
Why did Epic bypass Apple's system?
Epic Games explains that Apple's 30% charge on each transaction prevents it from lower prices for the benefit of players.
In its complaint, Epic also explains: “ Apple has become what it once rebelled against: the juggernaut who seeks to control markets, block competition and stifle innovation. Apple is bigger, more powerful, more stable and more pernicious than the monopolies of yesteryear. With a market capitalization of nearly $ 2 billion, Apple's size and reach far exceeds that of any technology monopoly in history.
How to download Fortnite on iPhone?
Although Fortnite is no longer downloadable through the App Store, it is still possible to download and install it.
Players who previously downloaded Fortnite using their Apple ID can still download the game from the app store. Here's how.
- First, go to the App Store, then to the Account options by tapping on your account photo.
- Then press " Purchasing ».
- In this new window, type in the search bar the word "FortniteThe App Store will then offer to download and install it.
Note that for the moment, this technique is still functional. However, once Chapter 2 of Season 4 begins (roughly two weeks from now), iOS players will no longer be able to enjoy the next major update to the game.