The legal fight between Epic Games and Apple it seems that it is farther and farther from being over. In a new chapter of the dispute between the giants, Epic confirmed, through a note published in its official FAQ, that users of Fortnite on iOS devices will not have access to the new battle royale season.
Read the full note below.
“THE Apple is blocking updates and new installations of Fortnite in the App Store and said it will end our ability to develop the game for devices Apple. As a result, the latest update of the Fortnite, Chapter 2: Season 4 (v.14.00), will not be released on iOS or macOS on August 27th. if you still want to play Fortnite on Android, you can access the latest version of the game in the Epic Games app for Android at Fortnite.com/Android or on Samsung Galaxy Store.”
In an interview with the The Verge, the developer also announced that the cross-play service present in Fortnite will be disabled from devices with iOS operating system, being present only for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android.
The decision to take such action was a reaction against banning the app from the App Store catalog, when Epic was accused of breaching community guidelines by involving internal microtransaction issues. Then the developer tried to harm the Apple trying to block the use of Unreal Engine, but the court chose not to accept the company’s request.