In line with new European Union regulations, Epic has announced that it will launch and also introduce the Epic Games Store on iPhone later this year. Fortnite Back to iOS too.

More than three years ago, in August 2020, Epic tried to add new ways for people to buy in-game items. Fortnite mobile ports. These new methods will be cheaper for users and will bypass the Google and Apple store cut that the tech giants usually collect on all in-app purchases on their devices. Within hours, both Google and Apple were hacked Fortnite from their digital stores and started Epic legal battle with both companies this is wrapping up now. (Short summary: Epic didn’t win much against Apple, but It fared better against Google.) Now, thanks to the new European Union Digital Markets Act (DMA), Epic will finally bring the popular battle royale shooter back to iPhones in the EU.

On January 25 Apple was forced to implement changes this will enable third-party app stores on iOS devices for the first time. Apple will also need to allow sideloading, allowing users to install their own apps directly onto their devices. These are both features of Android phones, but not the more locked-down iOS ecosystem. But thanks to DMA, that’s changing in the EU, and Epic wasted no time in calling Apple and making an announcement. Fortniteof redeem through its own third-party app, the Epic Games Store.

“Remember Fortnite On iOS? How do we get it back?” Epic tweeted earlier today. The tweet was accompanied by a direct appeal to Apple and a gif showing the celebrity Fortnite banana character, Peely, gives a death stare. Probably at Apple.

“At the end of this year Fortnite It will return to Europe on iOS via the Epic Games Store. (Soutout DMA – important new law in the EU that makes this possible). @Apple, the world is watching,” Epic tweeted.

Epic’s CEO isn’t happy with Apple’s new rules

Of course, Apple allowing sideloading and third-party apps is not as simple as it seems. The technology giant has implemented a ton of rules and various restrictions this can be costly for independent developers and limit how useful third-party storefronts can be. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney isn’t happy with the iPhone maker’s restrictions and new policies, calling them “hot garbage.”

“Apple suggests it can choose which stores can compete with its App Store” Sweeney wrote in a lengthy tweet on Jan. 25. “They can prevent Epic from launching and distributing the Epic Games Store Fortnite through it, for example, block Microsoft, Valve, Good Old Games or new participants.”

“Apple’s announcement contains more hot garbage. It will take more time to analyze both the scripted and unscripted parts of this new horror show, so stay tuned,” Sweeney wrote.

According to Epic’s CEO, despite the dire rules, the plan for now looks like the company will deliver Fortnite and its store for iPhones in the EU unless Apple tries to intervene.