Apple removes ‘Fortnite’ from App Store following direct payment push

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.