Apple Hits Back at Epic Over ‘Unlawful’ Fortnite End Run (1)

Sept. 8, 2020, 8:44 PM

Apple Inc. further escalated its fight with Epic Games Inc., filing a countersuit to stop the game maker from using its own payment system for Fortnite.

Apple is seeking monetary damages to compensate for its loss of fees, according to a filing Tuesday in federal court in Oakland, California.

“Epic fired the first shot in this dispute, and its willful, brazen, and unlawful conduct cannot be left unchecked,” Apple said.

Epic last month launched a payment system that circumvented the Apple App Store, so the iPhone maker didn’t get a cut of purchases inside of Fortnite. Apple then stopped ...

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