Update (November 17, 2020)
Today, we filed a lawsuit against Apple in Australia. Like our case filed in the United States, we are seeking to finally end Apple’s monopolistic app distribution policies, which stifle competition and threaten the ability of developers to innovate and create new kinds of games, apps and businesses. The unlawful restrictions Apple places on app distribution and in-app payment processing must end, and we are fully committed to ensuring gamers and developers alike achieve the freedom they deserve.
Update (November 6, 2020)
Because Mac & iOS are blocked from Fortnite updates, we're granting a V-Bucks bonus for players on these platforms -- to spend on any platform. For iOS players, the bonus received equals your current balance of unspent V-Bucks purchased through the App Store.
For Mac players: Anyone that's previously played Fortnite on Mac receives a bonus equal to your current balance of unspent V-Bucks purchased from Epic.
Update (September 10, 2020)
Apple is blocking Fortnite updates and new installs on the App Store, and has terminated our ability to develop Fortnite for Apple devices. As a result, Fortnite’s newly released Chapter 2 - Season 4 update is not available for iOS or macOS.
Google is also blocking Fortnite from Google Play. However, you can still play Fortnite on Android by installing the latest version from the Epic Games App for Android on Fortnite.com/Android or the Samsung Galaxy Store.
Epic is fighting to end anti-competitive restrictions on mobile device marketplaces by Apple and Google. You can view the papers we filed in our cases against Apple (August 13, August 17, August 23, and September 4) and Google (August 13).
ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT (AUGUST 13, 2020)
Join the fight against @AppStore and @Google on social media with #FreeFortnite
Fortnite remains available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, GeForce NOW, and the Epic Games App on Android. Your account, progression, and purchases also remain available on these platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I access Fortnite on iOS and Google Play?
In response to Epic providing new payment choices with lower prices, Apple and Google are blocking your ability to get the latest Fortnite updates. All players should have a choice in payment providers and save up to 20%.
I only play Fortnite on mobile devices. How can I regain access to Fortnite if I only play on iOS devices or on Android via Google Play?
For iOS players, make your voice heard in the fight against the app tax! Message @AppStore using #FreeFortnite on social. All players should have a choice in payment providers and save up to 20%. Apple disagrees!
Fortnite for Android can always be downloaded from Epic Games or the Samsung Galaxy Store - all your purchases will transfer over once you’ve signed in with your existing account.
How do I get a refund if I’ve spent money on Fortnite and can’t access my purchases because of the Apple and Google blockade?
Unfortunately, neither Apple nor Google allow Epic Games to directly refund players for iOS and Google Play purchases and instead require players to contact them directly. Please follow these refund instructions for Apple and Google.
Note: On August 28, Epic Games issued a full refund to all customers who have made purchases on iOS through Epic direct payment before August 28. There’s no action needed on your part and you will retain V-Bucks and items purchased.
What happens if I gift new content, including the Season 4 Battle Pass, to players accessing Fortnite on iOS or Android (via Google Play)?
Players on iOS or from Google Play will be unable to receive gifts of items that were released after v13.40, including the Chapter 2 - Season 4 Battle Pass and newly released cosmetic items. To redeem gifts of newer items, you must log into an alternate platform that has access to v14.00 or later. Even then the gift, be it the Battle Pass, a new Outfit, etc., will not become available on iOS or Android (via Google Play) once received.
Why doesn’t Epic capitulate to Apple and Google’s demand to remove Epic direct payment
Epic believes that you have a right to save money thanks to using more efficient, new purchase options. Apple and Google’s rules add a 30% tax on all of your purchases, and they punish game developers like us who offer direct payment options.
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