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Apple terminates Fortnite creator’s App Store Account Amid Lawsuit

 |  August 30, 2020

Apple announced on Friday, August 28, it had terminated “Fortnite” creator Epic Games’ account on its App Store amid a legal battle over the iPhone maker’s in-app payment guidelines and accusations they constitute a monopoly, reported Retuers. 

Apple stated its move will not affect Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, a software tool relied on by hundreds of other app makers. But the move means iPhone users will not be able to download “Fortnite” or other Epic titles through the Apple App Store. Players who have already downloaded Epic’s games will still be able to play, but will no longer be able to make in-app purchases with Apple’s payment system. 

On Monday, a federal court ruled that Apple could block Epic’s titles from its store, but could not take action that would harm Unreal Engine while Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against the iPhone maker plays out.

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