Epic Games Is At It Again With The FreeFortnite Merchandise

The #FreeFortnite campaign is still going hard, but Apple is yet to budge.

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The latest in Epic Games' ongoing dispute with Apple and Google has seen the Fortnite developer team up with Samsung to send out a number of #FreeFortnite themed care packages to gaming journalists and influencers. Like its previous 1984-style parody video, the merch--and even the boxes they were packed in--reference iconic Apple imagery.

Epic Games previously invited fans to make and sell their own Free Fortnite merchandise, even providing a full asset pack of the campaign's Apple-spoofing imagery. It's unclear how many people actually took up the invitation, but Epic is now sending certain influencers merchandise of its own making.

The merch is bundled with a Samsung Tab S7 and a note explaining that Samsung's Galaxy Store is the only place where Fortnite is currently available on mobile.

While a number of companies are standing in support of Epic Games' antitrust lawsuit against Apple, critics point out that Epic Games itself is far from an underdog, with a recent statement putting the value of the Fortnite developer at $17.3 billion.

Epic is seemingly determined to keep the #FreeFortnite campaign in the public eye, however, with a recent Fortnite tournament awarding branded loot and a "Tart Tycoon" skin designed to poke fun at Apple.

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