If you use your Apple ID to sign in Fortnite, you should change your details quickly.
Epic Games has announced that players will not be able to use Sign In with Apple to access their accounts from Friday – the latest development in the ongoing dispute between Fortnite developer and Apple.
Apple ID credentials will stop working with Epic Games accounts from September 11, according to a Wednesday post on the developer’s website. Although Fortnite has been at the heart of Apple and Epic Games̵
Players currently using their Apple ID to sign in to Epic Games will need to update their email address to avoid being blocked, as well as set up a password if they have not already done so. You can currently do this by logging in to the Epic Games website with your Apple ID and navigating to General Settings and then Passwords and Security Pages.
Do this as quickly as possible, but do not freak out too much if you miss the deadline. Epic Games has said that it may be possible to restore your account manually if you contact them, although it will obviously be a lengthy process.
Apple will no longer allow users to sign in to Epic Games accounts 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 updated. https://t.co/4XZX5g0eaf
– Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) September 9, 2020
Exactly why Apple ID will stop working with Epic Games accounts is unclear. Epic Games seemed to blame Apple, saying “Apple will no longer allow users to sign in to Epic Games accounts using” Sign in with Apple “.”
However, Apple told Mashable that it would not take any action to prevent Epic Games from using Sign In with Apple.
Mashable has reached out to Epic Games for comment.
Epic Games has been battling with both Apple and Google since mid-August, when it was updated Fortnite to bypass both app stores’ payment systems in the app. This, of course, broke the technology giants’ terms of service, and made both start up Fortnite from their stores.
Epic Games responded by filing lawsuits against both companies, claiming that they maintain an unfair, anti-competitive monopoly on in-app distribution and in-app transactions.
Apple arrived for breach of contract this week.