Epic turns lawsuit into Fortnite event
Epic Games is turning their on-going lawsuits against Google and Apple into an in-game #FreeFortnite event.
From August 23rd, players can earn prizes themed around Epic’s recent parody of Apple’s famous 1984 commercial. The #FreeFortnite Cup marks the end of the current season, which will wrap up early since both Apple and Google have kicked Epic off their respective stores.
You can win a Tart Tycoon outfit, the Big Brother character from Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite and Epic will also hand out 1,200 prizes including Alienware laptops, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo Switch consoles.
Epic is going all-out to keep the Fortnite community on their side and be victorious in the court of public opinion. Following Epic’s PR campaign, Apple has also terminated Epic’s developer accounts and tools access, meaning Epic is unable to maintain the Unreal Engine on Apple platforms. In response, Epic petitioned for a restraining order to protect their customers.