A Victory for V-Bucks

Did you forget about the war between Apple & Epic Games? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But luckily for you, the City Voice is here to keep you up on every detail of this long and complicated story. If you forgot why Apple and Epic Games were arguing, here is a somewhat-brief summary: Epic Games noticed that Apple was taking a large portion of the money that players spent on their game Fortnite, so they created a system that allowed them to keep all the profits and cut Apple out of the equation entirely, but Apple didn’t like this so they decided to kick Fortnite off the App Store, but Epic Games didn’t like that so now they are suing Apple for the right put out their own App Store on IOS, and they are claiming that Apple is a monopoly to justify the lawsuit. 

Now that you are all caught up, we can start talking about the new development: V-Bucks! On Friday, November 6, Epic Games announced that any V-Buck deliveries that were delayed during the controversy will now be added to players’ accounts. If you are someone who has been patiently awaiting their V-Bucks, you should start to see them popping up throughout the week. This is of course good news, because it means that players will be receiving the items they purchased. But — as is often the case I’m afraid — there is a caveat: you can’t really spend your V-Bucks. Because the lawsuit hasn’t been officially decided, Fortnite is still unavailable on IOS, and so players don’t really have a use for the V-Bucks they purchased. I’m sorry to any disappointed readers; it does suck to not be able to play your favorite game. But, if it’s any consolation, we are constantly researching this issue and if any new developments arise you’ll be the first to hear about it.



I’m Kumar. Do I have to say more? If I do, then just note that I am an anchor and contributor to the City Voice.