Fortnite: Had Epic already planned to wage war on Apple?
As is known, August was the month of the beginning of the war between Epic and Apple, however it seems that the Fortnite house had already planned their moves for some time, which then led to the remove the game from the app store and the legal battle between the two companies.
According to some files uncovered by data miners, the source code for one of the game’s most recent updates will include references to the FreeFortnite Cup Tournament, the same name as the hashtag released by Epic Games for convince Apple to restore Fortnite to the App Store. The first tests of the tournament took place on August 9, while the ban dates back to a later period, with Epic introducing direct payments (the main cause of the start of the dispute) on August 13.
Notice how the tournament took place on August 25 and how immediately after the game’s removal from the App Store Epic posted the 1984-style Fortnite commercial, obviously impossible to pull off in a few minutes. The battle continues and it is not clear who will win the fight, Apple for its part has also removed other Epic games such as Infinity Blade from the App Store while a court has prohibited the removal of all applications that use the Unreal Engine, at least for now.