Judge blocks Epic’s appeal to keep Fortnite in App Store for Season 4

Anyone why follows Fortnite knows about the drama that’s been transpiring over the past week. Epic announced the drop in Fortnite V-Buck prices on all platforms – allowing players on mobile devices to buy the in-game currency directly from them. This violates the terms of service for Google Play and App Store apps, so both companies removed Fortnite from their platforms.

On Android devices, you can still play Fortnite through the Epic Games launcher. This launcher is impossible to include on Apple devices, however, which means you will no longer be able to download Fortnite or any related updates on their phones, tablets, or laptops.

Epic were more than ready for this. Within an hour from Apple’s decision to pull Fortnite from the App store, Epic released a parody of the iconic 1984 Apple commercial – taking direct aim at the company. They also filed a lawsuit against them – vowing to stand up for developers everywhere.

The trolling isn’t over, just yet. On August 21, Epic announced the #FreeFortnite Cup on all platforms – the event that could be the last one to take place on Apple devices. This is the last event before the Season 4 update – one that iOS users won’t be able to download.

The competition will take place on Sunday, August 23, and will feature prizes like the Tart Tycoon outfit – a direct jab at Apple. To receive the free skin, you only need to score ten points in the competition.

The top scorers in each region will also receive a #FreeFortnite hat. On top of that, Epic are offering players phones, consoles, and PCs as prizes. “Just because you can’t play on iOS doesn’t mean there aren’t other awesome places to play Fortnite,” they write on their website.

Epic are offering 1,200 players one of these top-end prizes:

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

Competing in the tournament is easy. All you have to dis is navigate to the “Compete”…