Epic has announced that it will shut down Fortnite: Save the World on the Mac over the dispute with Apple.
In an announcement, the company said it would not be able to fix issues with the incoming v14.20 update because it “cannot sign games and patches for distribution,” giving gamers “a very bad experience” on the Mac would. As a result, Fortnite: Save the World will “no longer be playable on the Mac” from September 23, 2020.
Before you panic, Fortnite: Save the World isn’t the same as Fourteen days: Battle Royale, the latter of which has taken the world by storm. The Battle Royale version remains “playable”
“Apple is preventing Epic from signing games and patches for distribution on the Mac, ending our ability to develop and offer Fortnite: Save the World for the platform,” Epic said in an update to its official website (Many thanks, The edge). “In particular, our upcoming version 14.20 will cause bugs for players in version 13.40, resulting in a very bad experience. Since we will no longer be able to sign updates and release fixes for these issues as of September 23, 2020, Fortnite: Save the World can can no longer be played under macOS. “
If you’ve poured some cash into Save the World recently, don’t panic – Epic is rolling out refunds.
“We’re making a refund to all players who purchased Save the World Founder Packs or Starter Packs (including upgrades) between September 17, 2019 and September 17, 2020 and played Save the World on macOS,” said Epic. “In addition, all V-Bucks purchased that were spent on lamas on macOS during this period will also be refunded. As of today, September 17, 2020, Save the World Starter Packs can no longer be purchased on macOS.”
In related news, Stark Industries has arrived in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode. The game’s latest update brings Iron Man himself to Battle Royale as the new boss, adding his huge high-tech facility to the northeast corner of the map.
As Ali explained earlier this week, the update revealed that Tony Stark’s recently launched circle of Rift Beacons was being used to teleport his headquarters into the game. The new point of interest is the latest addition in a long crossover with Marvel, but by far the biggest place that has popped up since the new season started three weeks ago.
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