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Will Apple’s iOS 14 update delete Fortnite? Epic warns against download

Published: 24/Sep/2020 3:45

by Isaac McIntyre

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Epic Games has issued a warning to all Fortnite players currently considering downloading Apple’s new iOS 14 update: the recently released Sep. 16 upgrade could actually delete the battle royale from your handheld device “forever.”

Last week, Apple dropped one of its biggest iOS updates ever. The operating system upgrade, called iOS 14, brought home screen customization, widgets, and more to iPhones and iPads.

You may want to hold off on downloading it just yet though if you’re an avid Fortnite player ⁠— according to Epic Games, if you install the iOS 14 update, there’s a good chance you’ll “lose access to Fortnite” forever.

“If Apples’ message ‘Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update?’ is accepted, it may result in Fortnite being deleted,” Epic Games warned on Sep. 23. “Fortnite cannot later be installed due to Apple preventing users from doing so.”

It is unclear if this is simply a run-on effect of the iOS 14 update, or if Apple has gone out of their way to wipe Fortnite from all active handheld devices.

Now, Fortnite fans are faced with a tough decision; keep the world-famous battle royale on their phones, or update to Apple’s flashy new iOS 14 update.

There’s a way, luckily enough, to keep both after the operating system upgrade.

You just need to follow a few workaround steps, and you can get the best of both worlds ⁠— the Fortnite app won’t be wiped, but the iOS 14 update will still be installed, along with all its brand-new features. Here’s how:

How to stop Fortnite being deleted during iOS 14 update

  • When the “Temporarily Remove Apps” request appears, press ‘Cancel.’
  • Go to Settings > General > iPhone storage.
  • Clear out unwanted apps, music, and videos.
  • Return to the iOS 14 update download screen, in “Software Update.”
  • Re-run the iOS 14 update. The “Remove Apps” request will no longer appear.
Fortnite may be wiped from your iOS device if you download Apple's new iOS 14 update.
Epic Games
Fortnite may be wiped from your iOS device if you download Apple’s new iOS 14 update.

Epic’s public warning is just the latest twist in a long-running saga between the Fortnite devs and Apple, which has spilled out into multiple legal battles.

Earlier this month, Epic actually demanded Apple put Fortnite back on the iOS app store, after it was revealed the battle royale had suffered a 60 percent decline in active users. Apple chose to decline the publisher’s request, however.

Fortnite was first removed from the Apple app store on August 13. Epic Games is currently suing the global technology company, calling them “fearmongers” who have “built up too much power in the handheld gaming industry.”

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Team Singularity slam DashThreads and terminate partnership

Published: 23/Oct/2020 12:10 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 12:16

by Adam Fitch

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Team Singularity have prematurely ended their partnership with merchandise supplier DashThreads due to “unprofessionalism.”

The Danish organization posted an announcement to explain why they were “officially parting ways” with the apparel company.

The org alleges that they were not able to produce marketing material over the past four months because products had not been delivered by DashThreads, subsequently they were not able to “execute on marketing plans.”

They stated that this wasn’t a decision made in the spur of the moment, it comes after months of trying to rectify the problems and get things on track. However, the “unprofessionalism shown by DashThreads and its CEO and owner Devin Fry” was too much to handle going forward.

Team Singularity Insight
Team Singularity
Team Singularity recently sold their player Insight to Toronto Ultra.

Team Singularity are allegedly missing more than 300 units of clothing, that they had already paid for, which were supposed to go to their players, influencers, content creators, management, and fans.

The org stated that their legal team will be taking action against DashThreads as the partnership was “one-sided” and there are further instances of mistreatment that they won’t be making public knowledge.

“I’m very sad that my worst fears prior to entering this partnership earlier this year came true and I take full responsibility for a deal that should never been made in the first place,” said Singularity CEO Atle Stehouwer. “I will not beat myself up about giving people and startups a second chance, I am just sad that DashThreads and Devin Fry decided not to rise above previous accusations and prove that it was a legit startup. Actions speak louder than words.”

DashThreads predominantly work with amateur and semi-pro esports teams and describe themselves as a “premium esports and street apparel company.”

Dexerto has contacted DashThreads for comment on Team Singularity’s statement.