Apple, Google remove Fortnite from app stores

The game with 350 million users is gone from the Apple app store after the developer Epic Games implemented an in-app system that circumvents the typical 30% fee structure.
2:33 | 08/14/20

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We'll begin with the billion dollar battle over one of the most popular video games in the world. Both apple and Google removing fortnite from their respective app stores, will reeve joining us with all of those details. Reporter: Good morning. It's a clash of the titans, the makers of fortnite taking a swing at apple appearing to deliberately break apple's rules. Apple then pulling the game from the app store. The gamemakers immediately releasing a coordinated counter many attack, even taking apple to federal court. Today is the anniversary. Reporter: This morning a billion dollar battle royal between apple and the company behind fortnite epic games. This is ours and ours alone. Reporter: Releasing this video, a spoof of apple's 1984 super bowl ad. Heating up the battle between the two companies. We've got massive fort. Reporter: Fortnite with 350 million users, especially beloved by kids and teens, but now as video game usage is spiking nearly 10% since the pandemic began keeping everyone home, this morning, fortnite is gone from the apple app store. This has been brewing for quite a while. The CEO of epic has been angry at both of these app stores. Reporter: The issue, money. And who gets to make it. Epic implementing a new in-app pay system. Apple has reportedly made more than a billion dollars from fortnite alone. But the game's latest update now cutting apple out. The big companies like apple and Google have a ridiculous amount of power and the only way to fight back to them is to do something incredibly splashy, incredibly loud and to maybe have billions of dollarers behind your company to do it. Reporter: After apple pulled the game epic retaliating filing an antitrust lawsuit against apple calling it a monopoly flexing its power and imposing unreasonable restraints. If we stick together they don't stand a chance. Reporter: Google also taking action against fortnite removing the game from Google play claiming it violates its policies. Overnight fortnite fans reacting getting hashtag free fortnite trending. Just to make clear, if you have fortnite on your apple or android device, you're good. You can't update the newest versions of the game but if you want to download it now and start playing, you'll Teed to go directly through epic games. Whit. Well, we'll be hearing more about this in the near future. Now to the conspiracy theory on the verge of gaining a

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