If you’re still playing Fortnite on iPhone, you might want to spend your V-bucks while you still can

You remember how Tim Sweeney hinted Fortnite may return to iOS this year? Well, Fortnite employees may not have gotten the memo, as their official Twitter account indicates more restrictions are coming for active players on iOS. In Fortnite slang: “lmao?”

Young people’s jokes aside, let’s see what these changes are. Fortnite on iPhone is stuck on an older 13.40 version of the game, which does not support in-app purchases. However, players are free to spend the V-bucks on their account on any cosmetics available in the limited in-game store.

Well, players don’t have to worry about that at all because starting January 30, they will no longer be able to spend their precious V-dollars. Not at all. Oh, and for starters, they must be 18 or older to access the game.

So here’s your PSA: If you’re under 18 and you have a Fortnite account, it’s probably a bad idea to try and access it from an iOS device. If you try to get around this limitation, your Epic Games account will most likely run into problems.

But don’t worry – even if you can’t play, your stash and money will be safe in the account until you can play again. That said, your V-bucks don’t carry over from iOS to other platforms, so if you can, it’s better to spend it before the 30th is coming.

These changes are because Epic is pursuing a future where Fortnite uses the latest Epic Online Services in all versions of the game. This ensures that all users have access to features such as parental controls, account restrictions, and good old security itself.

As you may remember, the iOS version of Fortnite is limited due to the legal fiasco of Epic vs Apple. The popular game was removed from the AppStore after Epic attempted to evade the infamous Apple tax, which clearly didn’t go according to plan.

These changes certainly mean an imminent end to this outdated, if somehow still functional version of the game on iPhones. But hey, remember that tweet from Tim Sweeny? We still have to wait a whole year for it to come out, so there’s always that.