Epic Games contradicts Apple’s rules by offering purchases within Fortnite for iOS

Epic Games contradicts Apple’s rules by offering purchases within Fortnite for iOS

Under the name of Fortnite Mega Drop, Epic Games has imposed permanent discounts of 20% on purchases within the application, and as we can read in the blog post of the company, although on PC and console these savings are present without any problem, we can see how in the case of iOS the waters get a bit murky.

As we update to the latest version of Fortnite on iOS, we can see how a new form of payment is added, and that is, for example, the usual price of a package of 1000 V-Bucks was 9.99 euros, while from now on If we use the “Epic direct payment” method of payment, the price will be 7.99 euros.

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Epic Games contradicts Apple’s rules by offering purchases within Fortnite for iOS

The problem is that Apple explicitly prohibits these types of in-app purchases, because in this way the company cannot obtain its 30% commission, which is why if we buy through the App Store, the discounts do not apply.

In Android this seems to be a little different, because although Google does not allow to skip the payment of the commission of the Play Store, Yes, we can still install Fortnite outside the Play Store, something impossible in the Apple ecosystem.

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