As the feud between Apple and Epic Games continues and now Apple has removed Epic Games’ ability to distribute games and patches on Mac, leading to Fortnite: Save the World to be rendered unplayable since 23rd September.
This is due to Epic’s inability to push out the new v14.20 update for the game that would have fixed several issues within the mode. In a blog entry, Epic Games said that the upcoming v14.20 release will cause bugs for players on v13.40, resulting in a very poor experience. Epic is making the game unavailable on macOS instead of rushing into a fix.
Epic Games also said that Apple is preventing Epic from signing games and patches for distribution on Mac, which ends their ability to develop and offer Fortnite: Save the World for the platform. Specifically, Since Epic is no longer able to sign updates and release fixes for these issues, beginning September 23, 2020, Fortnite: Save the World will no longer be playable on macOS.
Epic Games Will Offer Refunds For MacOS Fortnite Players
Epic will be issuing a refund for all players who purchased any Save the World Founder’s or Starter Packs (including Upgrades) and played Save the World on macOS between September 17, 2019, and September 17, 2020. Additionally, any purchased V-Bucks spent on Llamas on macOS in this period will also be refunded. As of today, September 17, 2020, Save the World Starter Packs will no longer be available for purchase on macOS. Players should note that it may take up until October 2, 2020, to receive the refund in your bank account.
Players do not need to take any action to receive the refunds and they will be able to retain any previously purchased V-Bucks and items on their accounts. Players will still be able to play Save the World on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, and thanks to cross-progression, Heroes, Schematics and everything else in Homebase will automatically transfer across supported platforms.
Fortnite: Battle Royale remains playable for Mac users at this time on the v13.40 build, but is no longer receiving version updates due to Apple’s actions. The latest version of Fortnite: Battle Royale is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, GeForce Now, and on Android through both the Epic Games App at epicgames.com and the Samsung Galaxy Store.