Fortnite on iOS will no longer allow players to spend their V-Bucks

Fortnite on iOS will no longer allow players to spend their V-Bucks

The popular game Fortnite was banned from the App Store in 2020 after violating some of Apple’s guidelines, which require third-party apps to sell in-app items using the App Store’s own system. Despite the ban, those who have the game installed can still play it, but doing so will make it even more complicated. That’s because Epic Games detailed this week that some features of this outdated version will no longer work.

iOS version of Fortnite to be even more restricted

Ar Twitter (through The Championship), Epic Games said that Fortnite players using version 13.40 of the game will no longer be able to spend their V-Bucks. For those unfamiliar, V-Bucks are Fortnite coins that players can use to purchase new in-game items. And Fortnite version 13.40 was the latest available on the App Store and Google Play for iOS, macOS, and Android.

So, in other words, those who still have Fortnite installed on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Android device through Google Play (since the game was also banned there) will no longer be able to use their virtual coins use. Another restriction that will also apply from January 30 is the requirement that players of this version of Fortnite be over 18 years of age.

The company behind the game explains that this older version of Fortnite also runs an outdated version of Epic Online Services, which manages parental controls and Fortnite purchase policies. But since Fortnite is banned from the App Store and Google Play and can no longer be updated, it is becoming difficult to maintain support for this version.

Of course, at this point, there are probably not many people playing Fortnite with the Apple App Store and Google Play versions. Although the game still works, it has never been updated with new content, and players can only find other players who also have that same old version of Fortnite.

Epic CEO teases Fortnite returning to iPhone and iPad

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said last year that Fortnite will return to iOS in 2023. We can’t be sure how exactly Epic Games will try to bring Fortnite back to iOS, especially considering that the game is still banned from the App Store.

However, rumors suggest that Apple is getting rid of allowing third-party app stores on iOS to avoid further allegations of anti-competitive practices. So while Sweeney has said that Fortnite will return to iOS this year, we can’t be too sure about that just yet. Until that happens, you can play Fortnite on iOS using game streaming platforms like Nvidia’s GeForce NOW and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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