Apple has removed Fortnite from the App Store, according to Bloomberg’s Marc Gurman. The delisting comes just hours after Fortnite developer Epic Games started offering discounts on the game’s V-bucks currency and other cash purchases if players bypassed the App Store and Google Play. Shortly after the removal, Epic announced it would stream a new short called Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite at 4PM ET. The title of the short is a reference to Apple’s iconic 1984 Macintosh ad.
Fortnite Party Royale will premiere a new short: Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite. Join us at 4PM ET. pic.twitter.com/BWvndK3gDt
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