Fortnite won’t be coming back to the App Store, at least for a few years

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Fortnite, one of the most popular Battle Royale shooting games on mobile, will not be making a return to Apple’s App Store anytime soon.

Apple sent a letter to Fortnite Creator (Epic Games) on Tuesday stating that the company only plans to reinstate the game on the App Store “once the district court’s judgement becomes final and non-appealable”.

This process could take up to 5 years to finalize, and Fortnite may never get a chance to make its comeback on Apple’s platform.

This move comes after Fortnite creator, Epic Games, sued Apple in 2020 for removing the game from the App Store — Epic decided to circumvent Apple’s mandatory in-app purchasing system for billing by using their own payments system.