Epic is hosting a #FreeFortnite Cup event this Sunday, which is basically designed to remind iOS users that they’ll lose access to Fortnite on their devices very soon. Fortnite is currently unavailable in the App Store due to an ongoing battle between Apple and Epic Games over Apple’s 30% cut of in-app purchases in the game.
Epic Games says the bash is for “one more Victory Royale with friends across all platforms.” iOS users that already have Fortnite installed on their devices can still play the game. However, they will be “left behind” when Epic launched Chapter 2 – Season 4 on August 27, as Epic Games won’t be able to push the update to those users.
Epic will offer a load of prizes ranging from an in-game outfit and a physical “Free Fortnite” hat to hardware such as Alienware laptops, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 tablets, OnePlus 8 phones, and Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch gaming systems. In other words, all of the platforms that Fortnite will still be available on.
If you’re left behind on iOS after the Chapter 2 – Season 4 launch, the party continues on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, GeForce Now, and through both the Epic Games App at epicgames.com and the Samsung Galaxy Store. Join the fight against @AppStore on social with #FreeFortnite.
All of your friends. Awesome prizes. And one bad apple. We’re droppin the #FreeFortnite Cup.
Epic Games is also sharing a few “tips” for iOS users worried about losing access to Fortnite:
- Login to epicgames.com and make sure your account details are up to date in case you need to migrate platforms. All your game data, purchased items, and friends are stored in your Epic account and can be accessed from any device that can play Fortnite.
- iOS players should check this list of alternative Fortnite-compatible devices, you may already have access to another way to play Fortnite. If so, simply install the game and login with your Epic account to get up and running.
- Android players, you can still play Fortnite on your device! Please visit this link on your Android phone to learn how. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.
- Frustrated because you’re blocked on iOS? Make your voice heard by messaging @AppStore on social with #FreeFortnite.