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Apple, Google remove Fortnite from app stores: 5 key points to know

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Apple and Google have removed gaming app Fortnite by Epic Games from App Store and Google Play Store for allegedly violating their in-app payments policies.
In an unprecedented move, Apple and Google have removed gaming app Fortnite by Epic Games from App Store and Google Play Store for allegedly violating their in-app payments policies. The removal led to a brawl between the tech giants and the developer of Fortnite, Epic Games, which then filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple and Google calling their payment policies “anti-competitive”. Fortnite has over 350 million players across the globe as per a Sensor Tower report. Removing the app from both the Play Store and App Store would result in huge losses for the game developer. So here is what happened that compelled the tech giants to get rid of Fortnite and what followed soon after, five key points to know It all started when Epic Games rolled out a new update for Fortnite that allowed users to pay directly to Epic for the in-app purchases related to Fortnite. However, this goes against the payment policies of both Apple and Google who demand a 30 share from the revenues generated through in-app purchases.

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