Epic Fights Against Apple at FreeFortnite Cup

Apple has blocked Fornite for iOS users, Epic Games has recently filed a lawsuit against the Cupertino based company. Epic Games has launched the FreeFortine Cup, the last DLC to arrive on iOS  the final competition that will see players from all platforms in the battle royale game.

Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4 launches on August 27, Apple has banned the new content for iOS devices as Epic Games announced a new way to buy V-Bucks directly from the app, as Epic Games’ attempt to bypass the App Store revenue, Apple decided to ban Fortnite and Unreal Engine from iOS.

Celebrate the quest for one more Victory Royale with friends across all platforms in the # FreeFortnite Cup this Sunday, August 23. Drop in for an opportunity to win more prizes than ever before including the new Tart Tycoon Outfit, gaming hardware, and exclusive apparel.

Top players of the FreeFortnite Cup will be rewarded with gaming laptops, consoles or smartphones,

“We’re giving away 1,200 pieces of gaming hardware (phones, consoles, and PC’s). Just because you can’t play on iOS doesn’t mean there aren’t other awesome places to play Fortnite.”

Be one of the top 1,200 apple-eaters globally to win one of these prizes!

  • Alienware Gaming Laptop®
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7®
  • OnePlus 8 – 90FPS on a phone
  • PlayStation 4 Pro®
  • Xbox One X®
  • Nintendo Switch®

While it seems like two greedy companies fighting for revenue, Epic Games’ CEO and founder Tim Sweeney stated that # FreeFortnite is about ‘basic freedoms of all consumers and developers’. Epic Games announced a permanent discount on the Fortnite’s V-Bucks, something that is by Epic Games Store’s revenue split.

Epic Games, built by the hard work of video game developers, is a company that is trying to change how the industry works, their vision is to support the developer, to accomplish that vision they give developers 88% of revenue for each sale on the Epic Games Store. If the creator is using Unreal Engine, Epic will cover the 5% engine royalty for sales on the Epic Games store, out of Epic’s 12%.

“Epic believes that you have a right to save money thanks to using more efficient, new purchase options. Apple’s rules add a 30% tax on all of your purchases, and they punish game developers like us who offer direct payment options.”

Apple has blocked Fortnite from the App Store, removing everyone’s ability to install and update the game on iOS devices, while instructing Epic to “remove the ‘Epic direct payment’ feature”. Apple is keeping prices high so they can collect 30% of your payments, and is blocking Fortnite to prevent Epic from passing on the savings from direct payments to you! Join the fight against @AppStore on social media with # FreeFortnite.

Source: Trusted Reviews

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