Act now to save your Fortnite account if you use ‘Sign in with Apple’

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Fortnite on iPad with SteelSeries Nimbus
Don't let yours disappear.
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Epic Games’ ongoing battle with Apple has made it so that you will no longer be able to log into your Fortnite account using “Sign in with Apple” from September 11, 2020. If you don’t save your account today, you could lose access to the game — and all your data.

Fortunately, salvaging your account is simple, and it only takes a couple minutes. We’ll show you how.

Apple has already booted all Epic Games titles from the App Store and revoked the company’s developer account as a result of a huge dispute over App Store fees. It’s likely to be a while before we see a resolution — if at all — and the situation only gets worse.

After Epic asked a California court to demand Fortnite be reinstated on iOS, and then Apple countersued for damages, Apple has decided it will prevent Fortnite players from using its Sign in with Apple feature. Those who want to keep their accounts must act now.

Here’s what you need to do.

Save your Fortnite account today

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Epic Games settings page and login with your Apple ID.
  2. Click General.
  3. Under Account Info, ensure your email address reflects your current email address, and that you have access to this account.
  4. Visit the Epic Games Change Your Password page and login with your Apple ID.
  5. Create a new password.

If you are unable to do this right now, and you find yourself locked out of your Epic Games account, you will need to contact Epic Games to recover your account. Epic says it “may” be able to recover accounts manually, but it’s not a guarantee.

What happens now?

After following the steps above, you’ll be able to log into your Fortnite account using your current email address and the new password you created. You will maintain access to your account and all your data, including any items you have purchased within Epic titles.

Once Sign in with Apple disappears from Fortnite, it will no longer be possible to access Epic titles using this method. Those who do not salvage their accounts in advance risk losing them forever.

Sadly, like a lot of the rules and restrictions Apple places on app developers, this one hurts users the most. Epic isn’t really benefiting from Sign in with Apple. Apple doesn’t need to block Epic from using it. It’s just another power move that consumers must pay for.