Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and ‘Fortnite’ is in the middle of it. Here’s how Apple found itself in Epic’s crosshairs.

Laveta Brigham

A still image from Epic’s “1984” parody ad, which introduced the “#FreeFortnite” hashtag / PR campaign. Epic Games The same day that Epic updated “Fortnite” to include direct payments, and the same day the game was delisted from both Apple and Google’s digital storefronts, Epic filed suit against both companies.  […]