Epic Games have announced that Fortnite: Save the World will no longer be available on Mac. The announcement is the result of a dispute between the video game publisher and Apple.
According to Epic, they weren’t able to “sign games and patches for distribution” on any Apple products. Because the they will not be able to address these problems for the v14.20 update, which would result in a bad experience on Mac, Epic decided to shut down Fortnite: Save the World.
As of September 23, 2020, the game was no longer playable on Mac. Despite the dispute, Fortnite: Battle Royale, the hugely popular, MMO component of the original game concept, is currently still available on Mac; however, the game will not be able to accept new content or future updates, the company confirmed in no uncertain terms.
Epic also announced that they will be providing refunds to Mac players who purchased Stater or Founders Packs on Save the World, as well as upgrades to both, and played the game on their macOS between September 17, 2019 and September 17, 2020. They will also refund V-Bucks that were spent on Llamas on macOS in the same time period, no questions asked.
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