The ongoing war between Apple and Epic is in full swing, as both companies argue that the other one is wrong. While it is hard to argue which one should win at this point, iOS users are facing the consequences of the fallout.
Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store when it learned that Fortnite introduced a direct pay option with the latest update for the game, which offered Epic the opportunity to earn money without paying the 30% cut from in-app purchases, a fee that is imposed upon all developers.
While people who didn’t download the game in the past will have to wait to see how the conflict will end, those who installed the game at least once can make use of a handy feature to install it again, even if it isn’t available on the App Store.
This is a great way to enjoy the game until a new major update is available without the need to pay exorbitant fees, as some people are already trying to sell iPhones with Fortnite installed on Ebay for as much as $10,000.
Reinstalling the game
Launch the App Store and go to the My Purchases section, which can be found quite easily by tapping on your avatar. Once you get there look for the Purchased section to find a list of all the app which has been installed on your device. Look for Fortnite and tap on the cloud icon next to the app to start the download process.
An approximate amount of 10GB of data will have to be downloaded on your device. This option has been around for a long while, allowing people to obtain a variety of apps that were removed by creators in the past.
With the next major update for Fortnite dropping on August 27, iOS users can enjoy the game for one more week.