The makers of Fortnite have sued Apple and Google after the game was removed from their app stores

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Apple and Google removed the game after Fortnite developer Epic Games’ update of the app that let users initiate direct in-app purchases

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Both Apple and Google take a 30% share from in-app revenue purchases in games

This new update would have bypassed that, a policy violation as per the two tech giants

Fortnite is a free game, but players are required to pay for various in-app purchases of weapons and skins

"While Fortnite remains available on Android, we can no longer make it available on Play because it violates our policies.” - Google

Epic Games has responded by taking the issue to the US courts

Epic also attacked Apple on social media, launching a campaign with the hashtag #FreeFortnite

It urges players to seek refunds from Apple if they lose access to the game, and creating a parody of Apple's famous "1984" television ad.

In both Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store, Fortnite had about 2 million downloads in July 2020, according to mobile analytics firm SensorTower