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Fortnite, one of the immensely popular online video game developed by Epic games was launched back in 2017. And since then the craze for Fortnite among users has grown leaps and bounds.

Like other online games, Fortnite also receives regularly updates through which the game gets bug fixes and new features. As some of you may already know, one of the Fortnite team’s usual practice is that whenever they release an update their servers go down momentarily to integrate the changes.

But apparently the transition wasn’t smooth this time, as iOS users are complaining the that bears version 8.40 is not available at the App Store.

A far as we can see, the moment Fortnite started the update process, their servers went down and they informed users that there may be a delay for the update to be available on the App Store.

We are working with Apple on certification for our latest patch. There may be a delay before the update is available in the App store once downtime is completed. We will update you as soon as possible.

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 17, 2019

Later on they added:

iOS is currently still in certification with Apple and may not be available until after downtime is completed. We will update you as soon as possible.

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 17, 2019

And soon after the servers were up again, Fortnite updated their users that they’re back.

We’re back and it’s time for you to show off your aerial skills in the new Air Royale LTM 🛩️ pic.twitter.com/YnkweQrfwK

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 17, 2019

But going by the recent reports across social media platforms, even hours after the completion of the update process, it’s still not available on the App Store.

Here’s what some of the troubled users have to say:

“I’m trying to update my Fortnite on iOS when I login it says there’s a update when I got to the App Store to update there’s no update what do I do”

Following are some tweets (1,2,3,4,5,6,7):

Sadly, Fortnite hasn’t yet given any update regarding what’s causing the delay. Meanwhile, we are keeping an active tab on all related developments and will update the story as and when any new development comes to out sight.

Are you also facing the same issue with the newest Fortnite update on iOS? If so, drop a comment and let us know.

Update 1 (April 17)

A new rumor has surfaced that says the delay is due to Epic Games’ failure to follow the rules and requirements of the App Store.

NEWS: Speculation has been going around regarding the delayed v8.40 update on iOS devices, saying it is caused by Epic Games’ failure to follow the rules and requirements of Apple when putting out an app update. Read more here: https://t.co/nxeJiNtaoV

— Fortnite’s Mobile Community (@FortnitesMobile) April 17, 2019

Update 2 (April 17)

Users are reporting the update is now available on iOS.

@all iOS Fortnite Player the new update is now avaible

— Kerem Akman (@KeremAk55864017) April 17, 2019

Update 3 (April 25)

Fortnite’s iOS players are again facing the same issue. The latest Fortnite 8.50 patch update is still not available on iOS. You can check out the complaints here.

Presumably, the update should be in the process of arriving. However, we are keeping an active tab, and will update the story if the situation persists for long.

Update 4 (April 25)

Here’s what team Fortnite has said on the matter:

Players on iOS devices will be unable to login until the client update for patch v8.50 becomes available on the App Store

Update 5 (April 26)

The issue was resolved a few hours ago. Following is the exact statement from team Fortnite:

We’ve resolved the issues preventing players on iOS from being able to download the v8.50 update

Update 6 (May 15)

Fortnite v9.01 patch has been successfully deployed, but iOS users are currently out of luck as they’ll have to wait until the update becomes available on the App Store. Here’s what team Fortnite said about this an hour ago on Twitter:

Players on iOS devices will be unable to login until the client update for patch v9.01 becomes available on the App Store

We’ll let you know when that happens, so keep checking back.

Update 7 (June 12)

Another update (v9.21 this time) and same delay yet again – iOS users will have to wait.

Players on iOS devices will be unable to login until the client update for patch v9.21 becomes available on iOS.

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 12, 2019

Update 8 (June 13)

The issue has been fixed. Here’s what team Fortnite said on Twitter:

We’ve resolved the issues preventing players on iOS from being able to download and login to the v9.21 update

Update 9 (July 17)

Downtime for version 9.40 update has begun. It’s likely that iOS update will again take time to show up after servers are back up.

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For details, head here.

Update 10 (July 17)

Downtime for version 9.40 update has ended, Fortnite Twitter account announced a few minutes ago. However, as is usually the case, update for Fortnite iOS users is delayed this time as well.

Update 11 (July 19)

If you are facing issues on your iOS device after installing the v9.40.1 iOS update, head here to know what to do.

Update 12 (August 01)

Fortnite is currently undergoing a downtime for its next season. Here’s what the team Fortnite said in this regard a few hours ago:

Time is getting twisted. Downtime for Season X has begun! Jump into the patch notes to see what’s new

Patch sizes for the Season X launch will be larger than normal on all platforms. Drop into the action once the download completes!

We’re aware of a few issues that players will experience in Season X. For all known issues, visit our Trello board

You can read more about Fortnite season X by heading here.

Update 29 (Oct 29)

New update v11.10 is now live, but players on iOS won’t be able to login until the patch goes live on the App Store.

Players on iOS devices will be unable to login until the client update for patch v11.10 becomes available on the App Store

Update 30 (Dec 18)

Fortnite is currently undergoing a downtime for the deployment of patch v11.31.

Downtime for v11.31 has begun. Stay tuned for updates.

Update 31 (Dec 18)

Downtime is over and the new update v11.31 is now live, but players on iOS won’t be able to login until the patch goes live on the App Store.

Players on iOS devices will be unable to login until the client update for patch v11.31 becomes available on the App Store.

Update 32 (Jan 15)

Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of update version 11.4.

Hi, all!

v11.40 ➡ tomorrow. Downtime for the patch begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).

Stay tuned for updates when downtime ends.

Developing…

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