Apple’s “Sign In to Apple” login system will no longer work on Epic Games accounts as soon as September 11, Epic said today. The new restriction is another casualty of Apple and Epic’s continued spitting.
If you are currently using “Sign In to Apple” for your Epic account, Epic says you will need to update your account with new login credentials before September 11 to maintain access . Epic has included a guide on how to do that update if you need to do so. Epic also said that it can recover your account manually after losing the “Sign in to Apple”; option, but you will need to contact the studio directly.
Apple requires developers to use a single sign-on system if they offer any other third-party options and want their apps in the App Store – could be a driving factor behind Epic offering service as a factor of signing in first.
Epic tweeted about the upcoming change to a number of its Twitter accounts, including the main Epic Games account, the Fortnite Account status, and the Unreal Engine 5 account. That breadth is probably because Epic Games accounts cover more than just letting you play a studio hit. Fortnite – They are also used to log in to the Epic Games Store, access the Epic developer portal, and more.
It is also worth paying attention to Fortnite, available on many platforms, is most popular on iOS. Epic said in a legal filing last week that it had 116 million registered users on iOS, which is nearly one-third of the 350 million total registered Fortnite users. If even a portion of users rely on “Sign in to Apple” and do not change their login credentials in time, there is a chance that many people may lose access to their account.
Apple is not allowed Fortnite from the App Store on August 13 when Epic introduced an in-app payment system that violated Apple’s rules. Since then, the two companies have been in legal battle over the future of Fortnite in the store as well as Epic’s stance with Apple as a developer. Epic won a temporary restraining order on August 25 preventing Apple from terminating the Epic developer account used in conjunction with its Unreal Engine, but that order did not force Apple to carry Fortnite back to the App Store.