Earlier this week, Epic Games said that Apple was going to shut it off from using the Sign in with Apple API, which meant many mobile Fortnite players – those that signed up through Apple’s universal sign in service – would be unable to log into their account altogether. Epic subsequently released account migration FAQs.
In a follow-up tweet posted today, Epic now says that Apple has given them an indefinite extension.
The announcement that Apple was going to withdraw Sign in with Apple support for Epic Games quickly led to a lot of backlash in the Apple community. It was seen as unnecessary retaliatory action that caused much inconvenience to Apple’s user base.
In addition, Many app developers depend on services like Sign in with Apple with implicit trust. That trust was put in jeopardy with Apple’s threat that it would bring down the ban hammer.