Epic Games has confirmed that since Apple is not allowing Epic to release patches and fixe bugs in Fortnite on Apple products, it will be shut down Fortnite: Save the World on Mac on 23rd September 2020.
Epic Games recently released a statement about the discontinuation of Fortnite: Save the World”Apple is preventing Epic from signing games and patches for distribution on Mac, which ends our ability to develop and offer Fortnite: Save the World for the platform,” Epic said “Specifically, our upcoming v14.20 release will cause bugs for players on v13.40, resulting in a very poor experience. Since we are no longer able to sign updates and release fixes for these issues, beginning 23rd September 2020, Fortnite: Save the World will no longer be playable on macOS.”
Epic Games has stated that those who might spent money on several of Save the World’s packs provided they played the game between 17th September 2019 and 17th September, 2020., it will be issuing a refund for all those players.
Epic also stated “Additionally, any purchased V-Bucks spent on Llamas on macOS in this period will also be refunded,” Epic added. “As of 17th September 2020, Save the World Starter Packs will no longer be available for purchase on macOS.”
On the other hand, Fortnite: Batte Royale is still present even though updates for it will not be issued any longer. Epic’s official statement read “Fortnite: Battle Royale remains playable for Mac users at this time on the v13.40 build, but is no longer receiving version updates due to Apple’s actions.”
For those of you who don’t know Epic released an update in Fortnite such that you could buy V-Bucks (in-game currency) at a lower price if you decide to pay via the Epic directly bypassing the 30% Apple Tax. This being against the Appstore rules, Apple decided to ban Fortnite of the Appstore. As a response Epic filed a lawsuit against Apple’s 30% cut from every app.
Apple had threatened Epic that the Epic Unreal Engine would be banned from the Appstore if they continue with the lawsuit. But the court had decided that the step was inappropriate and ordered Apple to call back the decision. To more know about it, click here.
After banning the Fortnite App from the Appstore, Apple had decided to remove the Sign in with Apple option for the Epic Games Account from 11th September, but Apple was ordered to stop by the court.
This is the latest development in the multi-million dollar dispute between Apple and Epic Games, and it seems that the dispute isn’t going to get over any time soon.
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