Apple has removed Fortnite from its App Store, preventing players from installing one of the world’s most popular games on iPhone. Apple takes a standard 30% cut of sales from its compulsory payment system.
Epic games asked the California court to force Apple to reinstall Fortnite.
Previously Apple removed Fortnite from its app store on Aug 13, 2020, which Fortnite took it very aggressively and did pull out some activity online.
Last month the US court rejected Epic’s bid to have Fortnite installed again on every apple device.
This time Fortnite has gone top California court to seek justice for their game claiming that
“Over 116 million registered users have accessed Fortnite through iOS – more than any other platform,” Epic says in the new complaint.
The gambit comes amid a battle over whether Apple’s tight control over the App Store and its 30 percent cut of revenue, counts as monopolistic behavior.
As per Epic games, this banning is restricting many Fortnite players who have I phone which is the majority of their user.
As per, sources, Epic says
“By eliminating many of these players from Fortnite, and blocking Fortnite’s ability to access over a billion iOS users, Apple is irreparably harming Epic’s chances,” it continues.
Daily active users have dropped by more than 60 percent since Fortnite was removed, it says, while Epic’s reputation has also taken a hit.
Apple is still not in the mindset to allow Fortnite in their app store.
Apple does not allow users of its popular devices to download apps from anywhere but its App Store. Due to the legal row, Fortnite fans using iPhones or other Apple products no longer have access to the latest game updates, including the new season released at the end of August.