The character featured in a parody of Apple’s 1984 ad used to promote Epic’s ongoing lawsuit against Apple. Notably, it features a rotting apple for a head.
The costume was awarded to top-scoring players in last weekend’s #FreeFortnite Cup, an in-game event themed around its legal dispute with Apple.
“We’ve deployed an adjustment on iOS and Google Play that will allow #FreeFortnite Cup winners to receive the Tart Tycoon Outfit alongside other platforms later this week,” an Epic Games spokesperson wrote on reddit (via Eurogamer).
This month Epic challenged Apple’s 30 percent cut of in-app purchases by adding a direct payment option to the Fortnite App, in breach of App Store rules. The move resulted in the removal of Fortnite from iOS and Epic immediately filed a lawsuit.
Epic subsequently requested a temporary restraining order, which would reverse Fortnite’s App Store removal and the impending cancellation of its developer accounts, which it needs to support its popular Unreal Engine tech on iOS.
On Tuesday a judge partly granted Epic’s request for a temporary restraining order, and ruled that Apple was now restrained from blocking Epic’s developer accounts and thus its ability to update its Unreal Engine tech on iOS and Mac.
However, the judge did not grant Epic’s request to reinstate Fortnite to the App Store during its legal battle with the iOS firm.