The saga of Epic and Apple’s legal spat has once more applied a ripple effect to players, this time to Fortnite’s PvE mode Save the World. According to a post this past Thursday, Apple is preventing Epic Games from signing updates and releasing fixes when applying the game’s latest update, and so Epic is ending support on September 23rd.
As a result of the matter, Epic is issuing refunds to those who purchased founder’s packs, V-Bucks, or llamas between September 17, 2019 and September 17, 2020, while starter pack sales have ended as of this past Thursday. Those who are getting refunds may not see them arrive to bank accounts until as late as October 2nd.
As for Battle Royale players, that mode remains playable for Mac users on the v13.40 build, but is also no longer to receive updates due to Apple’s block. The post does remind Mac players that current updates to both modes can be found on other platforms, and since the game is cross-progression across all platforms, it might be a good time to consider moving somewhere else until this ends.
This is just another result of the ongoing legal saga between Epic Games and Apple over Fortnite; Apple claims the matter is being strung along by Epic through “subterfuge” in an attempt to “reinvigorate interest in Fortnite,” while Epic claims that it’s fighting the 30% Apple Store cut to stop a monopoly. The judge hearing the case has thus far stated “the current predicament appears of [Epic’s] own making,” but things won’t move along legally until the next hearing on September 28th.