Epic Games v. Apple: Apple provides indefinite extension to ‘Sign in with Apple’ access for Epic

Update 09/10/20:  Yesterday, Epic Games warned its customers that Sign in with Apple access would be revoked on September 11. Today, Epic says that Apple has granted the company an “indefinite extension.” Epic still recommends its customers make sure their email address is up to date and they have a password.

The latest: Apple extends ‘Sign in with Apple’ access

On September 9, Epic Games warned its customers that, in two days, they will no longer be able to use Sign in with Apple to access their accounts. A day later, the company said that Apple has provided an “indefinite extension” to that access. The company still recommends that users prepare their accounts for the inability to use Sign in with Apple in the future.

Epic has given instructions to make sure that those who use Sign in with Apple will have access to their accounts should Apple ever revoke access. Head to the company’s General Settings page, log in with your Apple ID, and make sure your email address is updated to a real email address that you control. If you signed up for and Epic Games account using Sign in with Apple and have never set an Epic Games password, make sure you do that as well.

Apple requires developers to that use any single-sign-on (SSO) options, like signing in with your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts, to include Sign in with Apple as an option as well.

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Fortnite may not be burning up the App Store charts like it used to be, but it’s still one of the most popular games of all time, with players in the tens of millions. We don’t know how many of them play on mobile devices, but Epic Games (Fortnite’s creator) is willing to gamble that entire market to defy Apple and Google’s app store rules in an escalation of an ongoing, industry-wide antitrust battle.

If you don’t know, Fortnite allows players to buy in-game stuff (outfits, dance moves, that sort of thing) with a virtual currency called V-bucks. It’s akin to the gems, diamonds, energy, and other virtual currencies used in so many other mobile or free-to-play games.

Epic Games just announced that V-bucks cost 20 percent less than they used to. If you’re playing the game on PC, Mac, or console, boom—the price is just cheaper, period.

If you’re playing on iOS or Android, however, it’s a little more complicated. When you go to buy V-bucks, you are now presented with options. If you choose to purchase through the App Store or Google Play Store, you pay the old price. Epic has added a new “Epic direct payment” option, which uses payment info attached to your Epic account (or lets you enter new payment info) and gives you the 20 percent discount.