The clash between Epic Games and Apple continues to hold its own and takes on more and more particular shades with each passing day. As reported yesterday, Fortnite should have lost the ability to use today Log in with Apple as one of the accepted authentication methods, however this did not happen.
Over the past few hours, Epic has published a tweet informing its users that Apple has suddenly changed its mind on the matter and that the deadline – previously set for 11 September – has been extended for an indefinite period of time, thus inviting players to update their credentials in any case in order to avoid being cut off from the title in the future (which, we recall, currently lives in a limbo suspended in time, since its contents will remain locked to the previous patch until will not change the situation).
UPDATE: Apple previously stated they would terminate “Sign In with Apple” support for Epic Games accounts after Sept 11, 2020, but today provided an indefinite extension. We still recommend you prepare your accounts now for “Sign In with Apple” removal. https://t.co/T0Rq0tfrR7
– Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) September 10, 2020
So far nothing suspicious, if it were not for the fact that the colleagues of The Verge they asked Apple to comment on the story. The Cupertino house has placed a no comment on the latest Twitter update published by Epic, however it has confirmed that it has never taken any initiative to block the Login with Apple function on Fortnite.
The doubt therefore arises regarding the veracity of what Epic said, which seems to have put together a campaign aimed at regain control of the accounts of users registered through the Apple service, in order to bring them back inside of the Fortnite world. Probably today's tweet was necessary to justify the non-termination of the access service through the Apple account, without losing the opportunity to invite users to make the transition. We await further developments in this curious matter.