Fortnite players who install the game on iPhone, Android, or Mac devices will soon face more restrictions due to the “old” version of the game. Players will not be able to use V-Bucks – the in-game currency – to purchase in-game items. There are also age restrictions in place. right Now.
In a tweet, Fortnite announced that starting January 30th, all players using the August 2020 release will no longer be able to spend V-Bucks and must be over 18 to play. The company says it wants to update the game with existing services, including parental controls. , but is unable to due to “limitations” imposed on Fortnite by Apple and Google.
“Starting January 30th, Fortnite players using the August 13.40, 2020 build previously available on iOS, Mac, and Google Play can no longer spend V-Bucks and must be over 18 years of age to play,” the Fortnite Service Update Wizard said in a tweet. .
“We want all versions of our games to use the existing suite of Epic Online services including parental controls, virtual purchases, and parental verification features, and we are unable to update the app on these platforms due to Apple and Google restrictions on Fortnite.”--
It is reported that Fortnite was removed from the App Store and Google Play Store in August 2020 after it violated one of the App Store rules, while the tech giants get a discount of up to 30% of the revenue generated from the App Stores as well as in-app purchases.-
And Epic Games started its own in-app payment plan in Fortnite, essentially violating Apple and Google’s App Store guidelines.
Interestingly, this development comes three weeks after Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney raised speculation that Fortnite will return to Apple iOS devices in 2023, and players still have multiple ways to play the updated game on Mac computers and iPhones using Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service, and Android smartphone users can play the game on Xbox Cloud Gaming.