Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode has taken the gaming world by storm, but the developer, Epic Games, has run into a problem with Apple and Google due to an alleged breach of contract that has seen Fortnite will be removed from the Google Play Store and iOS mobile devices. In the ongoing dispute, Apple has sued Epic Games for damages that the alleged breach of contract has inflicted on the company. Apple has now increased the pressure by stopping Epic Games’ ability to develop and release updates to Fortnite’s paid Save the world mode. Epic Games planned to release the v14.20 update for the game, which would cause issues in the previous version that made the game unplayable.
On September 23, Epic Games withdraws the game from supporting macOS. Epic Games also reimburses everyone who purchased the paid mode including Upgrades and V-Bucks. The refund is only available to anyone who has purchased between September 17, 2019 and September 17, 2020. Refunds can take as long as October 2 to distribute the package. As of September 17, Epic Games has stopped distributing the game on macOS. Fortnite: Save the world supports cross-platform progression, allowing players to switch to console or Windows, or through the Epic Games app or Samsung Play Store and continue where they left off.
Fortnite: Battle Royale will be available for macOS users to play on. Due to Apple’s new limitations, Fortnite: Battle Royale will not receive any new updates in the foreseeable future. Apple is still planning to discontinue Apple IDs as a valid login option for Epic Game products, although it has been put on hold in the near future. It’s still possible that Apple will continue to step up the pressure on Epic Games and Fortnite when the lawsuit continues to drag out.