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Fortnite's new season cannot be played on Apple gear

by on27 August 2020

Epic Games confirms no more updates

Fortnite's next season is about to start, but Apple fanboys might need to move to Windows or Android to play it.

Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite won't be updated on Apple products for Chapter 2, Season 4 after the game was removed from the App Store earlier in August.

Console, Android and PC editions of the game will be updated with new Marvel themes and a variety of other changes on August 27. If you play on an iPhone, iPad or a Mac, you'll be left in stasis on Chapter 2, Season 3.

Soon after that happened, Apple and Google removed the game from their respective stores for a breach of terms. Then Epic Games filed lawsuits against both companies, and the drama has been developing ever since.

You'll still be able to play the latest version of the game on Android, but for those on iPhone the game will be left in the dark [so no change there. ed]
Previously downloaded Fornite for iPhone or iPad (or you have it already installed), you'll still be able to play but it won't be the latest version. The Mac version of the game is installed through Epic Games' own launcher, but it still won't be upgraded to the latest version.
In a statement, Epic Games said: "Apple is asking that Epic revert Fortnite to exclusively use Apple payments. Their proposal is an invitation for Epic to collude with Apple to maintain their monopoly over in-app payments on iOS, suppressing free market competition and inflating prices. As a matter of principle, we won’t participate in this scheme."


Last modified on 27 August 2020
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