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As Epic Games' dispute with Apple continues on, the gaming company has teamed up with Samsung to send "Free Fortnite" swag out to influencers.

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The gift package, which was shared by Kinda Funny's Greg Miller, includes a "Free Fortnite" jacket with a rainbow-colored llama logo and a Galaxy Tab S7 tablet from Samsung. A note included with package has a reminder that Fortnite is available from the Epic Games app on the Galaxy Store.
Fortnite was named the Samsung Galaxy Store Game of the Year for 2020. In celebration, we've teamed up with Samsung to send you a special box of #freefortnite gear.

While Fortnite may not currently be available on the App Store or Google Play, you can still get the latest Fornite updates directly from the Epic Games app on the Galaxy Store. Spread the word, #freefortnite.
Fortnite was pulled from the App Store on iOS devices back in August after Epic Games decided it would no longer pay Apple's fees for in-app purchases. Epic Games added a direct purchase option for Fortnite currency in the app, breaking Apple's App Store rules and resulting in Apple removing the app from the App Store.

Fortnite then launched an anti-Apple PR campaign and filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing Apple of imposing "anti-competitive restraints" on apps, and employing "monopolistic practices in markets" to "block competition and stifle innovation."


Since then, the two companies have been embroiled in a legal battle and Fortnite has refused to comply with the App Store terms to get the app back in the App Store while the lawsuit plays out. Fortnite is no longer available on the App Store, and players who had the app downloaded before are unable to get updates. Google too is facing a lawsuit with Epic Games and has also removed Fortnite from the Play Store.

Epic Games and Apple are set to face off in court in July 2021, and it's unlikely Fortnite will return to the App Store before then. The Fortnite app is also unavailable on macOS, but can be played on PCs, consoles, and Android-based mobile devices, and it will soon be available on iOS through GeForce NOW.

Article Link: Epic Games and Samsung Send 'Free Fortnite' Swag to Influencers With Galaxy Tab S7
 

Davidglenn

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Influencers, that is the people with YouTube channels. I often wonder how many people they ‘influence’. Some people may watch but are they influence?

Taking on Apple who have a lot more money to spend on advertising and lawyers is a dangerous game.
 
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outdevo

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That jacket looks really cheap and tacky. Think I would stick to my Apple 80s swag.

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Remember when you used to get the postcard in the box to redeem for free swag with a Mac? I remember getting a nice Mousepad and I think you could pick a mug or fountain pen or something. That was early 90s I wonder if the swag was bigger in the 80s? Before my time...
 
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As Epic Games' dispute with Apple continues on, the gaming company has teamed up with Samsung to send "Free Fortnite" swag out to influencers.

samsung-epic-fortnite-swag.jpg

The gift package, which was shared by Kinda Funny's Greg Miller, includes a "Free Fortnite" jacket with a rainbow-colored llama logo and a Galaxy Tab S7 tablet from Samsung. A note included with package has a reminder that Fortnite is available from the Epic Games app on the Galaxy Store.Fortnite was pulled from the App Store on iOS devices back in August after Epic Games decided it would no longer pay Apple's fees for in-app purchases. Epic Games added a direct purchase option for Fortnite currency in the app, breaking Apple's App Store rules and resulting in Apple removing the app from the App Store.

Fortnite then launched an anti-Apple PR campaign and filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing Apple of imposing "anti-competitive restraints" on apps, and employing "monopolistic practices in markets" to "block competition and stifle innovation."


Since then, the two companies have been embroiled in a legal battle and Fortnite has refused to comply with the App Store terms to get the app back in the App Store while the lawsuit plays out. Fortnite is no longer available on the App Store, and players who had the app downloaded before are unable to get updates. Google too is facing a lawsuit with Epic Games and has also removed Fortnite from the Play Store.

Epic Games and Apple are set to face off in court in July 2021, and it's unlikely Fortnite will return to the App Store before then. The Fortnite app is also unavailable on macOS, but can be played on PCs, consoles, and Android-based mobile devices, and it will soon be available on iOS through GeForce NOW.

Article Link: Epic Games and Samsung Send 'Free Fortnite' Swag to Influencers With Galaxy Tab S7
Wow! How awful!
 
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