Only yesterday, Apple had supervised Epic Games. Now the company has tweeted that Apple will not allow Fortnite users to “Sign in with Apple” from September 11, 2020. The worst thing is that players will not be able to play Fortnite on iOS even if they already have it installed. Furthermore, users lose their account data and the progress they have made so far.
Last year, Apple announced, Sign in with Apple. The new feature allows users to connect to their favorite app without being bothered with data security. Apple takes care of this by hiding their email from the app manufacturers and by generating a temporary email automatically. The company also ensures that it does not send personal information to apps. If Sign In with Apple stops working, Fortnite users will not be able to sign in to their account.
Apple will no longer allow users to sign in to Fortnite using “Sign in with Apple”; as soon as September 11, 2020. If you used “Sign in with Apple”, make sure your email address and password are up to date. https://t.co/T0Rq0tfrR7
– Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) September 9, 2020
Fortunately, Epic has outlined some steps you need to follow to recover Fortnite account data. This includes updating your email from the temporary to the actual and creating a new password.
Apple has been down heavily on Epic Games ever since the spit erupted earlier this month. Fortnite has already been banned from the App Store, and Apple has already deleted Epic’s developer account. The App Store rules state that the Sign in with the Apple option will cease to exist when the developer account is deleted. However, it’s been days since Epic’s developer account was deleted, and Sign in with Apple continues to work with Fortnite.
There is no doubt that Apple makes sure that no one on iOS can access or play Fortnite. A recent report has highlighted Epic losing more than $ 26 million every month due to the Fortnite ban. It all boils down to how the dispute between two technology companies affects the users, and unfortunately none of the companies seem to be bothered.