Apple to remove 'Sign in with Apple' from Epic Games accounts starting September 11

The war between Apple and Epic Games continues with more restrictions.

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One of the ongoing narratives in the gaming and tech world over the last month has been the feud between Apple and Epic Games. Initially sparked by a new feature added to Fortnite that circumvented App Store policies, we’ve seen games pulled from the App Store, anti-marketing campaigns, as well as lawsuits filed. Another chapter in the story is being written as Apple will no longer allow users to sign into their Epic Games account using the “Sign in with Apple” feature.

Since iPhones allow users to access a multitude of personal accounts across several platforms, Apple has a feature that allows them to sign in using their Apple ID. This can help simplify the process, limiting the amount of usernames and passwords people need to keep on hand. However, those that use this feature to sign into their Epic Games Accounts will soon no longer be able to do so. Epic Games has announced that the “Sign in with Apple” feature will no longer be available for Epic Games-related accounts starting Friday, September 11.

Epic Games shared the news on Twitter, where they’ve been keeping fans updated on the goings on in their feud with Apple. In the tweet, Epic Games urges users to “please make sure your email and password are up to date.” The removal of the “Sign in with Apple” feature will surely cause confusion and keep several users out of their accounts, so Epic Games has actually posted a brief tutorial on their website which details how to retain access to your account once the change hits.

This is surely one of the pettier moves we’ve seen made between Epic Games and Apple, as removing the “Sign in with Apple” functionality doesn’t tangibly hurt Epic Games, but instead inconveniences users. There is likely still more to come in the ongoing feud between Apple and Epic Games.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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