For context, Fortnite was taken off the iOS and macOS App Store back in 2020. This was set off by Epic Games knowingly breaching App Store guidelines in by adding alternative payment options that circumvented Apple’s own payment system in the iOS version of Fortnite.
While Fortnite still won’t be available on the App Store, Apple’s new policy of allowing other storefronts to be available on iOS devices will allow Epic Games to bring the Epic Games Store to the platform. Through its own store, Epic will be free to allow the download of Fortnite on iOS devices after over 3 years.
As for if Fortnite will ever come to the App Store, Apple told Epic back in September 2021 that it won’t allow the game on to its storefront until all court appeals are done with, which could take as long as five years.
Remember Fortnite on iOS?— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 25, 2024
How bout we bring that back.
Later this year Fortnite will return in Europe on iOS through the @EpicGames Store.
(shoutout DMA - an important new law in the EU making this possible). @Apple, the world is watching. pic.twitter.com/VdHWTe8i1c
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