Fortnite’s Save the World mode — the one which bought the entire recreation began, keep in mind? — will now not be obtainable to Mac gamers, one other consequence of Epic Video games and Apple’s brawl over entry to the App Retailer.
A submit from Epic Video games on Friday morning stated that Fortnite’s model 14.20 launch, which has but to roll out, will trigger bugs for Mac customers on model 13.40. With Apple now stopping Epic from patching its video games on MacOS, meaning Save the World shall be damaged as soon as the subsequent replace rolls.
Epic Video games is providing refunds for many who spent cash on the sport and performed it sooner or later up to now yr. Meaning purchases of the Save the World Founder’s or Starter Packs (plus their Upgrades), on an account that has performed the mode someday between Sept. 17, 2019 and in the present day. Epic will even give refunds for any V-Bucks or Llamas purchased on Mac since Sept. 17, 2019.
Higher nonetheless, customers don’t have to file a declare for the refunds; that shall be mechanically issued, and gamers’ accounts will nonetheless retain the V-Bucks and gadgets they purchased. That’s as a result of, due to cross-platform development, gamers can choose up on PlayStation 4, Home windows PC, or Xbox One, if they’ve these platforms.
Now for the larger query: What about Fortnite Battle Royale? Whereas that’s nonetheless playable for Mac customers on the 13.40 construct, it is also now not getting updates, for a similar causes, Epic says.
We’ve reached out to ask what the long run holds for Fortnite Battle Royale on Mac if the deadlock continues with Epic unable to patch that model of the sport.
Meantime, Epic is conspicuously steering gamers to its variations of Fortnite on each different platform within the gaming spectrum — Nintendo Change, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android cell gadgets (however through the Epic Video games app, not the Google Play retailer), and Home windows PC through GeForce Now and the Epic Video games Retailer.
Apple kicked Fortnite out of its App Retailer (for MacOS and iOS) in August, after Epic carried out a V-bucks cost possibility that intentionally went round Apple’s in-app buy techniques — those which ship Apple a 30 % reduce of the acquisition. Epic responded with a lawsuit in opposition to Apple (and a video mocking it) calling its App Retailer practices unfair and a violation of U.S. regulation.
Three weeks in the past, a federal decide dominated that Apple couldn’t terminate Epic’s entry to growth instruments for its personal Unreal Engine on Apple platforms. However the decide didn’t order Apple to reinstate Fortnite on the App Retailer.