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