Fortnite is one of the most popular games on the market and there’s a bunch of new challenges for week nine of Season 3. However, over the past few hours, Epic Games have released a short video titled Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite. This has resulted in a bunch requires regarding what happened in 1984, and it has also resulted in #freefortnite trending on Twitter.

It was announced yesterday that V-Bucks in Fortnite are becoming cheaper with Epic Games bypassing both Apple and Google. This news was greeted with much adulation from the community, but it has also resulted in Apple banning the game.

Now, following Apple’s decision to ban the famous Battle Royale, #freefortnite is trending on Twitter and everyone is asking: what happened in 1984?

Why is free Fortnite trending on Twitter

#Freefortnite is trending on Twitter because Apple have banned the game.

Apple have banned Fortnite from the iOS store, and Epic Games have begun a #freefortnite campaign which has taken all over Twitter.

Epic Games have published a blog post on their website which explains the campaign and hashtag.

According to Epic Games, Apple have banned Fortnite from the iOS store with instructions for the developers to “remove the ‘Epic direct payment’ feature”.

The blog post accuses Apple of keeping prices high so they can collect 30% of your payments, and it also says that Epic Games have taken “legal action to end Apple’s anti-competitive restrictions on mobile device marketplaces”.

Lastly, the blog post also encourages the community to aid Epic in their battle against Apple by spreading free Fortnite. Thus why the hashtag is all over Twitter.

What happened in 1984 Fortnite?

Lots of Fortnite fans are now asking what happened in 1984 because of Epic Games’ newest short.

Epic Games have released a short named Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,  and it’s a clear parody of Apple’s famous 1984 commercial.

Apple’s commercial was clearly inspired by the George Orwell book of the same name, and the commercial featured a woman smashing big brother with a sledgehammer.

The idea behind this symbolism was that Apple were providing freedom through technology and the introduction of the Macintosh.

Meanwhile, in Epic Games’ Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite, the 1984 spoof shows the Bright Bomber smashing big brother which is a rotten apple.

In Epic Games’ complaint (via Polygon), there is the following quote:

“Fast forward to 2020, and Apple has become what it once railed against: the behemoth seeking to control markets, block competition, and stifle innovation. Apple is bigger, more powerful, more entrenched and more pernicious than the monopolists of yesteryear.”

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