Epic Games hosting a Fortnite event centered around its feud with Apple

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 21 August 2020 14:38 GMT

Epic Games is hosting a Fortnite tournament-style event that is centered around its current row with Apple.

Fortnite players can participate in a new tournament called the #FreeFortnite Cup, and it’s being held this weekend.

During the four-hour event on August 23, participants can earn prizes such as the Tart Tycoon Outfit from Epic’s 1984 Apple parody.

Players can also win real prizes such as this hat.

Fortnite hat

Other real-world chances at swag include an Xbox One X, PS4, an Alienware Gaming Laptop, and more.

Information on how to win prizes can be found at the link.

The event is part of Epic’s #FreeFortnite campaign which surfaced after Apple pulled the game off the App Store. The game was pulled after Epic allowed players to purchase V-Bucks directly from the developer instead of through the App Store.

Since the ban on the App Store, Epic has filed a lawsuit against the company, as well as a restraining order as Apple also blocked Epic’s developer accounts and tools access which will affect other games that use its Unreal Engine for iOS.

Those with the game installed on their iOS phones can still play the title, but they won’t be able to update the game to Chapter 2 Season 4 and will miss out on the Battle Pass which is set to launch on August 27.

Google also removed Fortnite from the Play Store which and Epic is suing that company as well. But Android players can still download the game through the Epic Games app, or the Samsung Galaxy Store. The Fortnite.APK file also remains available to download.

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