There's a new Fortnite season coming tomorrow, but unfortunately for players on iOS and Mac devices, Epic Games has confirmed that the update won't be available to them.
Epic said today that Fortnite's new Chapter 2 - Season 4 update (v14.00) will not be released on iOS and macOS on August 27. This is because of the ongoing feud between Apple and Epic which resulted in Fortnite being pulled from the App Store and Epic filing a lawsuit against Apple.
If you've already got Fortnite on your iOS or macOS device, Epic says you should have no problem continuing to play Chapter 2 - Season 3's v13.40 update.
However, one thing to note is that players on both Android (via Google Play) and iOS cannot receive gifts, including the Chapter 2 - Season 4 Battle Pass. You'll have to go to another platform to claim that gift. And even then, the items you receive will not become available on Android (via Google Play) or iOS.
This whole situation started when Epic added its own direct payment option into the iPhone and Android versions of Fortnite, offering discounted V-Bucks in-app and getting around Apple and Google's 30% cut of IAPs. Apple and Google then pulled Fortnite from their platform's app stores, and Epic fired back by filing lawsuits against both companies.
This week a judge ruled that Apple could continue to keep Fortnite off the App Store. In its FAQ, Epic says that it won't "capitulate to Apple's demands" and remove the direct payment option in Fortnite, which would get the game back onto iOS. "Epic believes that you have a right to save money thanks to using more efficient, new purchase options," the company explains.
Apple has blocked your ability to update Fortnite on the App Store, and has said they will terminate our ability to develop Fortnite for Apple devices. As a result, Chapter 2 - Season 4 (v14.00) will not release on Apple devices on August 27.
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