Epic Games recently weaponized the popularity of Fortnite to fight against heavy mobile fees from both Google and Apple. Apple has been the central focus on Epic Games campaign since the game was removed from the App Store for violating its policies. Requiring all in-game purchases to be done through the App Store but Epic Games offering a discounted alternative. Today, Epic Games revealed the premium campaign that requires a purchase to play, Save the World, would be ending on macOS platforms.

Epic will be issuing refunds for the mode. However, all V-Bucks and cosmetics earned through the mode will remain.

Apple is preventing Epic from signing games and patches for distribution on Mac, which ends our ability to develop and offer Fortnite: Save the World for the platform. Specifically, our upcoming v14.20 release will cause bugs for players on v13.40, resulting in a very poor experience. Since we are no longer able to sign updates and release fixes for these issues, beginning September 23, 2020, Fortnite: Save the World will no longer be playable on macOS.

We are issuing a refund for all players who purchased any Save the World Founder’s or Starter Packs (including Upgrades) and played Save the World on macOS between September 17, 2019 and September 17, 2020. Additionally, any purchased V-Bucks spent on Llamas on macOS in this period will also be refunded. As of today, September 17, 2020, Save the World Starter Packs will no longer be available for purchase on macOS.

Please note: It may take up until October 2, 2020 to receive the refund in your bank account.

There’s no action needed on your part to receive the refund and you will retain any previously purchased V-Bucks and items on your account. Players will still be able to play Save the World on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, and thanks to cross-progression, your Heroes, Schematics and everything else in your Homebase will automatically transfer across supported platforms.

Fortnite: Battle Royale remains playable for Mac users at this time on the v13.40 build, but is no longer receiving version updates due to Apple’s actions. The latest version of Fortnite: Battle Royale is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, GeForce Now, and on Android through both the Epic Games App at epicgames.com and the Samsung Galaxy Store.

For more details on Apple’s decision to block Fortnite, read our #FreeFortnite blog post and #FreeFortnite FAQ.

It’s unclear if the mode will return after the legal battle but considering this action it’s unlikely.

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