Fortnite returns to iOS (EU) via new “Epic Store”

Fortnite is coming back to iPhone… for people living in the European Union. Following Apple's announcement that it would open the iPhone to third-party app stores in the EU, Epic Games announced that Fortnite will “return to iOS in Europe in 2024.”

This statement from Epic Games comes after Epic CEO Tim Sweeney criticized Apple's statements as “an anti-competitive scheme rife with garbage.” . fees.” Apparently, the policy isn't so bad that Epic continues to block iPhone users from downloading Fortnite.

In a social media post, Epic Games says it will have an “Epic Store”; on iPhone starting this year. This was made possible by Apple opening up the iPhone to third-party app marketplaces in the European Union with iOS 17.4. Epic says Fortnite will be available to download on iPhone through the Epic Store.

“Fortnite will return to iOS in Europe in 2024 and will be distributed through the upcoming Epic Games Store for iOS. Stay tuned for details as we figure out the timing of regulation,” he said. Epic says. “We will continue to prove to the courts and regulators that Apple is breaking the law.

Fortnite was removed from the App Store in August 2023 after Epic Games violated Apple's App Store policies by adding a direct payment option. Apple and Epic then engaged in a years-long legal battle that is still disputed today.

You can read more about today's Apple announcements using the links below.

  • Apple announces support for third-party iPhone app stores in the EU, coming with iOS 17.4.
  • Apple will allow third-party browsers and web engines by default on iPhone, but only in the EU.
  • Apple announces fee cuts for apps in Europe.
  • Apple releases first beta version of iOS 17.4 with these changes for the EU.
  • Apple now allows games. streaming apps to the App Store.
  • Apple explains why it won't make major changes to iOS policy outside the EU.
  • Apple opens up NFC chip to allow alternatives to Apple Pay in Europe
  • Apple opens NFC chip to provide alternative to Apple Pay in Europe
  • Apple opens NFC chip to allow alternatives to Apple Pay in Europe
  • Apple opens whether to the NFC chip>

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