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Epic Games confirm Fortnite Season 4 will not come to Apple devices

Published: 26/Aug/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary


Epic Games have announced that Fortnite Season 4 will not be added to iOS devices for mobile players amid their ongoing legal feud with Apple.

Fortnite revealed that they would be continuing their superhero theme for the battle royale’s fourth season, following Aquaman and Deadpool’s appearances. Although this time, it will be entirely based around Marvel and its star characters.

However, it seems as if some mobile players are going to be missing out on the superhero action, with Epic Games sharing the bad news to Apple users in a statement on August 26.

Fortnite characters with avengers weapons
Epic Games
Fortnite Season 4 is expected to introduce plenty of new Marvel characters to the battle royale title.

Epic Games initially filed a request for Fortnite to be reinstated to the App Store ahead of Season 4. But, unfortunately for players with iOS devices, their attempts were denied in court.

The judge deemed that Epic was the instigator of the “spat” following their decision to place a direct payment feature in their mobile app, violating the iOS App Store rules, and refused the request.

Fortnite’s devs have now issued a statement of their own, confirming to fans that Apple users are no longer able to update the battle royale title, ahead of Season 4.

“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.” Epic Games stated, updating players on their “Free Fortnite” movement.

“As a result, Chapter 2 – Season 4 (v14.00) will not release on Apple devices on August 27,” they added, confirming the Marvel-themed Season would not be available on iOS devices.

Fortnite is already introducing teasers for the next season in-game with Marvel comic books revealing characters such as Wolverine, Thor, Groot, and many more potentially coming in Season 4.

For PC, console, and Android users, however, Fortnite’s Season 4 is still expected to be released on Thursday, August 27.


Fortnite devs respond to infinite loading screen bug in Season 5

Published: 3/Dec/2020 0:44

by Brad Norton


If you’ve been jumping into Fortnite Season 5 since the new update rolled around, there’s a good chance you’ve been hit with an infinite loading screen bug. Epic Games is already aware of the critical issue though, so here’s what you need to know.

On the back of a Marvel-centric season that concluded with the biggest in-game event to date, Fortnite Season 5 is finally upon us. Whether you’re checking out the newly revamped map, trying to unlock some Star Wars skins in the Battle Pass, or simply going hands-on with some new weapons, there’s plenty to see and do.

The beginning of a new season always sees a huge spike in interest. Veteran players are often drawn back to the title while newcomers jump in for the very first time. However, there’s a game-breaking bug in the latest update that could just turn you away.

Randomly between games, players have reported what seem to be endless loading screens. You can get caught in the never-ending state, requiring you to reboot the game and start from scratch.

Fortnite Season 5 loading screen
Epic Games
If you’ve noticed some extremely long load times in Season 5, you’re not alone.

“There is a bug where it stays on the loading screen forever and you have to restart Fortnite,” Reddit user ‘SirCrazyLionYT’ revealed. “This happens too many times to count.” Without warning, you could be trapped in a loading screen for a few minutes before realizing the issue.

For now, the problem only seems to occur on console. So if you’re playing on Xbox or PlayStation, you’ll need to be cautious moving forward. Many players have chimed in on the topic, however, having encountered the same frustrating bug.

Given just how common infinite loading screens are in Season 5, Epic is already on the case. “We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to experience long load times after completing a match on PlayStation and Xbox consoles,” the Fortnite Status account shared on December 2. 

In fact, it’s currently the top priority on Fortnite’s official Trello board. There’s no ETA just yet, but these types of bugs are usually dealt with rather quickly. Especially with more people dropping into Fortnite than usual, expect to see loading screens back to normal very soon.

While there’s no workaround for console players just yet, keep your eyes peeled as you transition in and out of games. It could trap you before a match starts, or it could strike after a successful run. There’s no way to prevent it at this point in time.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as a hotfix is deployed to counter the game-breaking bug. In the meantime, your Fortnite session on console might just have you heading to the dashboard a handful of times.