After a wild day of unexpected updates, V-Bucks discounts, app store deletions, parody video and legal action, dust has settled down – and Fortnite still missing in Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
While it is still flying in the air for now and not likely to stop, as the game looks set to disappear in the near future, we’ve looked back at some of the community and expert reactions going on in the days. real time.
Before the ban
The community̵7;s first reactions came shortly after the patch Thursday morning, as fans have been trying to predict what the consequences of Epic’s new sale will be. Despite a few posters with a good idea, one Reddit user actually hit the head with a nail, correctly guessing that Epic was going against Apple.
Prohibited app stores
At a time when the game was actually removed from the App Store – which most would have expected in the first place – then it seemed like more players jumped on board for the meme. When it was removed from the Play Store a few hours later, even fewer people were surprised.
Short paragraph in the game
The # 1 response to the video in the game “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite” seems to be the player wondering what it is based on, or the player – not being asked at all – explaining that it is based on an Apple ad. Super Bowl since 1984.
On the other hand, more than some players are just hyped for one fight:
Other Redditors were … more creative with their feedback:
Professional players and content creators
While some Fortnite Pros are supporting Epic, others unhappy with the disruption of mobile players. One poster above Fortnite The competing Subreddit summed up that by saying, “It felt like people were missing out on the point of not being able to use the entire device to play games when season 4 came out.”
Meanwhile, other pro players get frustrated when Epic opts to use hashtags for its own legitimate purposes, but generally doesn’t respond to community hashtags. about the game, such as #removethemech from a few seasons ago.
Don’t tweet “freefortnite” when they ignore #removethemech that’s trending around the world and still ignore any real complaints about the game. They just want change to hold more money, this is not an altruistic move
– FaZe Destiny (@DestinysJesus) August 14, 2020
FaZe Jarvis, the former professional gamer banned by Perma took to Twitter to troll a bit:
Other Epic allies
An Epic action advocate is not a fan at all: It’s Spotify. The online music giant has issued a statement in favor of Epic’s competition with Apple:
Spotify, which has had a protracted battle with Apple and has filed its own antitrust complaint, has weighed down Epic v Apple. Spoiler: Spotify supports Epic. pic.twitter.com/FPNLmRNYBx
– Peter Kafka (@pkafka) August 13, 2020
Apple’s policy of taking 30% of in-app purchases also affects Spotify, which is why Spotify makes users subscribe outside of iOS apps; The same is true for Netflix. Spotify accused Apple of anticompetitive practices in the EU only last year, and Epic publicly supported the company when the European Commission opened an investigation earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Match Group, parent company Tinder also voiced support for Epic. While these are the two biggest companies behind Epic’s drastic action right now, it’s likely that more companies will join in the future.