Fornite is still banned on iOS, but there are more ways to play. | Photo by Epic Games
Is Fortnite still banned on iOS? If you were relying on your iOS device to play Epic Games’ flagship battle royale, you’re still out of luck. Fortnite is still banned on iOS, unfortunately. There are still a variety of other ways to play Fortnite.
Epic Games has defied the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices.
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— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 13, 2020
Fortnite, along with the rest of Epic Games’s offerings, were taken off the Apple App Store after Epic Games breached their contract with Apple in August 2020. Apple, like Google Play and Steam, take 30% of all sales made on their platform. Epic Games tried to challenge this by implementing a direct pay system on all platforms, lowering the cost of V-Bucks for all players.
This went against their terms with Apple and Google Play, leading to Fortnite being pulled off their digital storefronts. You can’t get Fortnite on the App Store or Google Play, but you can still get Fortnite directly from Epic Games on Android devices.
If you own any gaming device, chances are you’ll be able to play Fortnite again. Fortnite is available on Android, PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox. You can even run an Android emulator like the Tencent Gaming Buddy on a PC to play the mobile version of Fortnite.