Epic Games warns users who sign in with Apple ID accounts will be blocked by ...

Epic Games warns users who sign in with Apple ID accounts that access will be blocked by the tech giant Epic games is urging users to update email address and passwords  Apple is set to block access to accounts when users sign in with Apple ID The change is said to go into effect as early as Friday, September 11 The new restriction is part of the ongoing battle between the two companies It began in August when Apple pulled Fornite form its App store 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:34 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 19:37 BST, 10 September 2020

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Apple added a new restriction in its ongoing conflict with Epic Games that will block some users from their accounts.

Epic revealed the tech giant will no longer provide access using 'Sign In with Apple' - and it could go into effect as soon as September 11.

The video game maker is urging users to update their account email address and password before the change goes into effect.

The news is just the tip of the iceberg of the legal battle the two companies, which started last month when Apple removed the popular Fornite game from its App Store.  

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Epic revealed the tech giant will no longer provide access using 'Sign In with Apple' - and it could go into effect as soon as September 11

Epic revealed the tech giant will no longer provide access using 'Sign In with Apple' - and it could go into effect as soon as September 11

Epic released its own direct payment on its website in August that provides users with discounts and avoids paying Apple a 30 percent fee of in-app purchases, which Apple had cited as a violation. 

Epic Games apps, including Fortnite, are free to download on the App Store. However, users are usually required to make in-app purchases when they begin playing. iPhone and iPad users reportedly spent around $90 million on the in-app purchases in the past three months alone.

However, Epic only received approximately $60 million of that revenue, as they are required to give a 30 percent cut to Apple for hosting the games on their App Store.

Epic sued in US court seeking no money from Apple, but rather injunctions that would end many of the companies' practices related to their app stores. 

The videogame maker is urging users to update their account email address and password before the change goes into effect

The videogame maker is urging users to update their account email address and password before the change goes into effect

A few weeks after being served, Apple retaliated by pulling all of Epic's developer accounts and products from the App Store – meaning users are no long able to download the firm's games onto iPhones and iPads

A few weeks after being served, Apple retaliated by pulling all of Epic's developer accounts and products from the App Store – meaning users are no long able to download the firm's games onto iPhones and iPads

A few weeks after being served, Apple retaliated by pulling all of Epic's developer accounts and products from the App Store – meaning users are no long able to download the firm's games onto iPhones and iPads. 

Although Apple's latest restriction is another jab at Epic, the move may hurt its customers more.

'Apple will no longer allow users to sign into Epic Games accounts using 'Sign In with Apple' as soon as September 11, 2020,' Epic shard in a post on its website.

'If you have previously used 'Sign In with Apple', please update your Epic Games account email address and password immediately so that you can still login after September 11,

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