When Will Fortnite Mobile Come Back? Apple vs. Epic Games Lawsuit Decision Might Have an Answer

Published 08/09/2021, 3:48 AM EDT


One of gaming’s biggest fights began last year with a massive lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games. The issue stemmed from the Fortnite developers accusing the tech giant to have a massive monopoly and charging a hefty commission for the apps in the store. This caused the developer’s mobile version of the game to be removed from the App Store, which then lead to a lawsuit.

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Since the trial began, a lot has happened. It has revealed many internal documents which showcased the company’s plans for the game’s future. But for a long while, nothing substantial has happened for any one side to gain an advantage. However, it seems like the end is very near, and fans don’t have to wait a long time to know the winner.

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Elon Musk sides with Fortnite developers in the fight against Apple

Tech Scion and Tesla Founder Elon Musk recently shared his opinions on the App Store fees charged by Apple. He mentioned that the tech giants charge too much for the applications in the store, with no benefit. Epic Games have used this claim against the developers of iOS in their court battle. Musk later sided with the developers of Fortnite, which gives the popular gaming studio a massive PR boost.

Along with that, Musk also explained why companies don’t like Apple charging around 30% for apps on the store. He observed that the company provides no advantages or perks for developers to have their products in the App Store. This has caused companies like Epic Games to process their own payments. Usually, external pressure should have caused Apple and Android to lower their fees. However, as they have a duopoly in the smartphone market, app developers have to adjust to the humongous fees.

Will the verdict arrive soon?

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Along with that, it’s very likely that fans might not have to wait for the fight to end between Apple and Epic Games. Recently, FNMCompetitive tweeted that the decision won’t be announced between 8:30 AM- 1:30 PM from Monday to Thursday. Other than that, it also won’t arrive between 8:30 AM- 10 AM on Friday as well. Additionally, it seems like the judge from the won’t be available on August 16, and between August 18-23.

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Many believe that the judge might be taking some time off to give the verdict for one biggest lawsuits in the history of gaming. Depending on the verdict, fans might see the return of Fortnite Mobile as soon as possible. It’s very likely that the verdict might not arrive this month. However, fans are hoping for the best as they want to return to building and killing enemies on their smartphones as soon as possible.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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