Back in August, Epic Games declared war with Apple (and Google), when the tech giants removed Fortnite from their stores for violating the terms of service. In case you forgot, Epic introduced a more direct way to pay in its battle royale game - essentially bypassing the payment system on these digital stores.
Epic followed this up by launching a Nineteen Eighty-Four style #FreeFortnite campaign, to help spread the word about what had happened (it was also a parody of an old Apple Mac commercial). If this already seemed a bit over the top, the Epic Games team is now sending out "Free Fortnite" packages to industry people. Kinda Funny's Greg Miller shared some images:
The attached message explains how it's all to celebrate Fortnite being awarded Samsung's GOTY for 2020 and calls on everyone to help "spread" the social media hashtag, #FreeFortnite.
Hi there, Fortnite was named the Samsung Galaxy Store Game Of The Year for 2020. In celebration, we've teamed up with Samsung to send you a special box of #FreeFortnite gear.
While Fortnite may not currently be available on the App Store or Google Play, you can still get the latest Fortnite updates directly from the Epic Games App on the Galaxy Store. Spread the word, #FreeFortnite.
Have you joined Epic's fight to help "free" Fortnite? Seriously though, what are your thoughts about all of this? Comment below.