Epic to host a #FreeFortnite tournament with anti-Apple prizes

Epic to host a #FreeFortnite tournament with anti-Apple prizes

Epic to host a #FreeFortnite event with anti-Apple prizes

Fortnite-maker Epic Video games and Apple are at present embroiled in a public battle over Apple’s App Retailer insurance policies, and within the newest transfer within the dispute, Epic has introduced a Fortnite event happening August twenty third the place gamers can compete to win anti-Apple prizes.

Final week, Epic added a brand new direct fee system to Fortnite in violation of Apple’s insurance policies. Apple eliminated Fortnite from the App Retailer the identical day, and shortly after, Epic launched a marketing campaign towards Apple by suing the corporate, releasing a “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite” video mocking Apple’s well-known “1984” advert, and selling the hashtag #FreeFortnite.

Gamers who compete within the event have the chance to win an in-game pores and skin of the evil-looking apple featured in Epic’s “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite” video (cheekily dubbed the “Tart Tycoon”), a “Free Fortnite” hat, and even non-iOS gaming {hardware}, together with an Alienware laptop computer, a Galaxy Tab S7, a OnePlus 8 cellphone, a PlayStation 4 Professional, an Xbox One X, or a Nintendo Swap.

In its weblog in regards to the event, Epic additionally reminded iOS gamers that they received’t have the ability to play the following season of Fortnite, which is scheduled to start on August twenty seventh and can possible add important updates to the sport. (This isn’t a brand new chorus — the studio used comparable messaging final week.) Epic urged iOS gamers think about migrating to different platforms the place Fortnite is obtainable earlier than the following season begins (which incorporates the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Swap, PC, Mac, and Android) and voicing their displeasure by tweeting immediately at Apple with the #FreeFortnite hashtag.

Earlier this week, Epic filed a preliminary injunction to aim to cease Apple from chopping the studio out of Apple’s developer program, however Apple mentioned it “received’t make an exception” for Epic. Within the injunction, Epic mentioned Apple will take away Epic from the Apple Developer Program on August twenty eighth.

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