Fortnite, the most unlikely crossover ever

Fortnite, the most unlikely crossover ever


Epic Games has clear ideas on how to evolve Fortnite. After the Venom skin (of which we told you the details yesterday), today a leak emerges on the next game elements in the pipeline in the Battle Royale. And as you could have imagined from the title, this time the collaboration is with a decidedly atypical brand.

At the moment we are still in the field of rumors and hypotheses but the leak comes from a datamining of the Fortnite files, so except sensational reversals are very likely to take place over the next few days. This time around Epic Games has partnered directly with Hasbro to introduce a number of cosmetic elements from the popular board game Monopoly into the Battle Royale. In detail, these are 8 decorative backs, taken directly from the pawns that are used to play in the company of friends and relatives.

As you can see from the tweet, the 8 most famous tokens should appear in Fortnite. Among these we find the T-Rex, Scottie Dog, Rubber Ducky, Hazel, Penguin, the inevitable Racecar (or the toy car), Top Hat and the battleship. All with a silver color, which obviously recalls the one used by the royal pawns. It is not yet clear, however, whether over the next few months the collaboration will extend, perhaps also by inserting skins or themed elements but the dark relations between Epic Games and Hasbro, which have also led to the creation of several physical Monopoly with the graphics of the Battle Royale. they can leave any kind of door open.

Fortnite has just collaborated with Monopoly in a bundle that includes 8 back blings! It will be available soon in the Item Shop.

- Fortnite News (@Guille_GAG) September 24, 2021

In the game files, which you can see in the tweet present just above, it is stated that these new backs will be added in the second chapter of season 8. Obviously, as usual in these cases, we invite you to take all with pliers. In fact, the news has not yet been confirmed and it is reasonable to expect news over the next few days.

Fortnite Monopoly can be found on Amazon.

Apple Blacklists Fortnite on Its Ecosystem Indefinitely; Epic CEO Furious

Apple Blacklists Fortnite on Its Ecosystem Indefinitely; Epic CEO Furious

If you are not living under a rock, chances are that you already know about the intense legal battle between industry giants Apple and Epic Games. The companies have been going back and forth since Epic sued the Cupertino giant for removing Fortnite from the App Store last year. Apple has now stated that it will not bring Fortnite back to the App Store anytime soon.

As part of recent events, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney emailed Apple’s current App Store and Apple Events head Phil Schiller, who stepped down from the Marketing head position to become an Apple Fellow last year. In the email, Sweeney rounded up the current situation between both the companies and asked Schiller to reinstate Epic’s developer account in the interest of the mutual developers.

Sweeney also mentioned that Epic has paid $6 million to Apple as ordered by the court and has disabled its payment server-side already. Moreover, the CEO stated that Epic will adhere to Apple’s policies, bring back Fortnite to Mac as soon as possible, and reincorporate Fortnite for iOS in its Unreal Engine testing and development process that will benefit all the mutual developers.

However, the Epic CEO also said that Apple needs to follow the court order and provide a level playing field by allowing users to choose whether they want to pay via Apple’s payment system or third-party payment mechanisms. So, Epic wants Apple to add buttons or external links that will lead users to other payment systems.

Following this email, Apple sent a pretty harsh response. The company stated that Epic “committed an intentional breach of contract, breach of trust, by concealing code from Apple and making related misrepresentations and omissions.” Apple mentioned that it had all the rights to terminate Epic’s developer account.

Moreover, the US-based giant said that Tim Sweeney previously stated that Epic will not trade an alternate payment system to get Fortnite back on iOS. However, after various other statements after the court’s decision, and “Epic’s duplicitous conduct in the past”, Apple will not reinstate Epic’s developer account at the moment. The company also made clear that it will not take any further requests for reinstatement from Epic’s side until the district court’s final judgment.

After receiving the email, Sweeney took to Twitter to bash Apple and announce that the company has blacklisted Fortnite from the Apple ecosystem until the court case terminates, which could take 5 or more years. You can check out the tweets attached right below.

Late last night, Apple informed Epic that Fortnite will be blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem until the exhaustion of all court appeals, which could be as long as a 5-year process.— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) September 22, 2021

So, if you were hoping to play Fortnite on iOS again, unfortunately, it will not be happening anytime soon. This is tragic for many iOS and iPadOS users who loved playing the uber-popular Battle Royale title on their devices.

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