The fate of Fortnite’s future on iOS and Android is unclear, especially since Epic’s legal battles with Apple/Google have just barely begun. What we know right now is that Apple and Google have both removed Fortnite from stores, but if you have an Android or have previously downloaded the game on iOS, you can still play Fortnite. (You can read GameSpot’s guide for more detailed information.)
Having access to future Fortnite seasons, including Season 4 that drops on August 27, however, is another matter. Check out the sections divided by mobile platforms below to see if you’ll be able to play the new update.
Can you play Fortnite’s Season 4 on iOS/iPhone/iPad?
No. If you have an Apple device, you will NOT be able to play Season 4. Epic Games released a statement, specifying, “Players on iOS devices will be left behind on Chapter 2 – Season 3 while everyone else jumps into the Chapter 2 – Season 4 launch on August 27.”
Basically, if you play on an iOS device, you can only play with other iOS device users in Fortnite’s Chapter 2, Season 3’s 13.40 version. Players on other platforms will be moving onto the new Season 4. Cosmetic purchases, however, will still work across all devices.
Can you play Fortnite’s Season 4 on Android?
Yes. On Android devices, you can get Fortnite from the Epic Games Store directly instead of Google Play. Or if you have a Samsung, you can also download Fortnite from the Samsung Galaxy Store. Installing Fortnite using these methods on Android will also allow players to purchase V-Bucks at the new reduced rate.
So what is the latest update on Epic’s lawsuit against Apple?
In the latest update from Epic and Apple’s legal battle, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Roger denied part of Epic’s appeal for a temporary restraining order on August 24. As a result, Epic will not be allowed to restore Fortnite to Apple stores. However, the judge also simultaneously declared that Apple cannot interfere with developer tools like Unreal Engine. Epic previously claimed that Apple made movements to block Epic’s access to such tools. The ruling is only temporary and a hearing on a preliminary injunction to determine the actual scope of the trial will be held on September 28. You can read GameSpot’s full primer on what’s going on with Epic’s Fortnite Ban and its legal battle with Apple/Google.
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- When Does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 Start?
- Why Was Fortnite Removed From The App Store And Google Play?
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