When Epic added a way to circumvent Apple’s in-game purchase policies within their iOS version of Fortnite, it kicked off.a feud between the company and Apple. Today, Apple officially removed Fortnite and other Epic games from its App Store.
As reported by Engadget, Apple moved forward with their decision to terminate games from Epic after Epic failed to update their apps in accordance with the store’s guidelines before August 28th. Instead, Epic has actually repeatedly sent in updates which failed to meet said guidelines.
In a statement by Apple, they claimed Epic’s decisions flies in the face of their previous actions and the App Store’s model in general: “We have worked with the team at Epic Games for many years on their launches and releases. The court recommended that Epic comply with the App Store guidelines while their case moves forward, guidelines they’ve followed for the past decade until they created this situation. Epic has refused… This is not fair to all other developers on the App Store and is putting customers in the middle of their fight.”
While Fortnite is no longer available on the App Store, Most recently, a judge ruled that Apple could remove Fortnite from their App Store but couldn’t remove its developer’s tools. The case is still ongoing so things may change between the two. But for now, you won’t be able to download Fortnite on Apple devices.