Epic Games Gives V-Bucks to Users Affected By Apple Ban

Epic Games Gives V-Bucks to Users Affected by Apple Ban
Epic Games Gives V-Bucks to Users Affected by Apple Ban / Epic Games

Epic Games is set to dish out some free V-Bucks to players who have been affected by the Apple ban of Fortnite on iOS.

Apple banned Fortnite from the iOS store in August after Epic Games continued to allow players to make purchases in the game without Apple getting a cut of the revenue. The ban is still active, preventing mobile players from enjoying Chapter 2 Season 4, but Epic Games has decided to give those players some free V-Bucks.

Apple iPhons players whose accounts have been affected by the ban will receive free V-Bucks equal to the amount of unspent V-Bucks they've purchased through the Apple App Store. For Mac users, the V-Buck total will equal their current balance of unspent V-Bucks purchased from Epic. These V-Bucks injections will be completed by Nov. 9.

In a lawsuit filed this summer, Epic Games claimed Apple's cut of in-app purchase revenue is an unfair business practice. Apple, in turn, accused Epic of desiring special treatment. These free V-Bucks are the latest move in Epic Games' FreeFortnite campaign, and another attempt to win public support for its lawsuit.