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Twitter reacts as Fortnite trolls Apple with 1984 parody video amid App Store ban

Many Fortnite players are bemused by a short film released on the game which parodies Apple’s famous “1984” advertisement.

Titled Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite, the video comes amid a landmark legal dispute after Apple banned the hit battle royale game from its App Store when Fortnite developer Epic Games introduced a direct payment system.

Shortly after the ban, Epic Games released the short film, and filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple.


The company then launched a “#FreeFortnite” campaign on its website, outlining its position.

A ‘Fortnite‘ character wields a hammer in Epic Games’ anti-Apple ‘1984’ parody (Epic Games)

In Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite, an apple-faced man is seen talking to an audience in black and white.