Just yesterday, Epic said that as soon as Friday, Apple would not allow people to use their only login solution, “Sign in with Apple”, to access their Epic Games account. This will mean that anyone who relied on their Apple credentials to sign in to Epic services like Fortnite and Epic Games Store would lose access when Apple unplugged, unless they switched accounts first. But the game studio now says that Apple has given Epic an “indefinite extension” to support “Sign in with Apple” for Epic Games accounts.
However, Epic recommends that users “prepare your accounts”
UPDATE: Apple previously announced that it would end “Sign in with Apple” support for Epic Games accounts after September 11, 2020, but today gave an indefinite extension. We still recommend that you prepare your accounts for “Apple Sign In” removal. https://t.co/T0Rq0tfrR7
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When we reached a comment on yesterday’s news, Apple said The Verge that it did nothing to stop “Sign in with Apple” accounts from working with Epic Games. So there’s a kind of discrepancy in who’s telling the truth, since Epic maintains that Apple had previously enforced the shutdown (and the way Epic talks about it, still possibly). Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on current developments.
Apple and Epic are locked in an ongoing battle over the App Store guidelines and Epic’s status as an Apple developer since Fortnite was fired from the App Store in August for adding a payment mechanism to the app.