UPDATE 9.35pm: Epic has made its Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite short film, which debuted in-game earlier tonight, available for viewing online. Riffing on Apple’s classic “1984” commercial, it concludes with Epic, now apparently casting itself in the role of fearless freedom fighter, declaring it has “defied the App Store Monopoly”.
This comes after it broke App Store guidelines regarding in-app purchases earlier today.
“In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices,” the developer continued, “Join the fight to stop 2020 from becoming ‘1984’”. Epic has also launched the #FreeFortnite hashtag, which its team members began sharing on Twitter following the film’s release.