Fortnite and PUBG no longer playable on iOS 13 due to gesture bug

Fortnite and PUBG no longer playable on iOS 13 due to gesture bug
It looks like not all is fine and dandy with iOS 13. At least two popular games are no longer playable on iPhones running Apple's latest version of the operating system. Fortnite and PUBG developers have already issued a warning for those who still want to play their games that they should not update to iOS 13 yet.

As 9to5mac reports, most of the issues that make these games unplayable are related to gestures. The triple-finger tap-and-hold gesture seems to be bugged to the point that it steals touches from the game. Any game that requires players to have three fingers on the display seems to be affected by the gesture bug.

PUBG developers have already included an announced in their game that warns players about the issue and advises them to prevent their iPhones from installing the iOS 13 update. The announcement also confirms a fix is in the works.


The only workaround for the issue would be to completely disable the gesture, which is not possible at the moment. A patch might be included in iOS 13.1, which is scheduled to arrive on September 24, but that's just a guess.

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18 Comments

1. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 166; Member since: May 29, 2019

Hopefully it stays that way.

2. Vokilam

Posts: 1258; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Baloney, just played pubg. I only use my thumbs - absolutely no issues!!!!

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1694; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

did you even read the article? it says 3 fingers = 3 touch inputs at the same time. THUMBS is 2 and it equals 2 touch inputs at the same time. do your maths, this is elementary stuff.

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1258; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

It said that it is “UNPLAYABLE”!!!! Which is why I said “baloney”. Because you play this game with two fingers. I know there are some that use the claw method - but it’s hardly unplayable - I tried three finger movement in pubg. - it gives you skinny copy/paste options option bar on top. Everyone I know plays it with two thumbs. Which does not affect gaming at all. So it is infant playable just as before.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1920; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Wow, for a short period of time people will be productive again!

5. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

But I thought iOS was the bug free, better apps platform.

6. Alcyone

Posts: 461; Member since: May 10, 2018

Thats one of the bugs... Finally being acknowledged on here. To a degree.

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2427; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Every software has it's bugs. Android 10 had a pretty significant sensor issue that made certain sensors unusable. I don't think they released an update to fix it yet.

7. Jrod99

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Dark mode just lost most wanted feature. Lol.

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

And now the months worth of bugs and unstable software has begun.

11. Mrmark

Posts: 399; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Meanwhile Apple is forcing people to upgrade their devices beyond users will.

14. oldskool50 unregistered

The US DOD is telling all employee, not to install iOS 13 because it has to many bugs and the only way to avoid them is not install. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/09/19/apple-ios13-upgrade-problems-iphone-11-pro-max-xs-max-xr-update/ When is PA gonna report it? Margues Brownless also said the same. It may as well still be in BETA, but they rushed it. Even though software is always buggy, every iOS version since 7 and under Tim Cook have been nothing but issue prone. Far worse than even Windows as has been reported. That's saying alot when iOS 8 and 9 and even 10 were worse than Windows 7 as far as issues.

15. Vokilam

Posts: 1258; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Using iOS 13 on my iPhone X. It’s actually quite smooth. I did have the reported misaligned text field in iMessages, but restarted the app and it never returned. I had one app (can’t remember which one) close by itself - took less than a second to reopen and continue to use - hasn’t happened again since. The report is a fluff piece to make headlines - anything with the word “Apple” will. I haven’t had anything anoying show up. I had Samsung devices and at its best - the bugs and glitches were worse than any Apple update on its worst day.

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Nobody believes YOU! O.o

17. ReticentHamster

Posts: 155; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Wow man, you sure get a lot of rudeness from other commentors here XD Contrary to the other reply, I do believe you lol. Of course, every new software release is likely to have bugs, so I'm not surprised that some little things have popped up in iOS 13 I will, however, disagree that Samsung's bugs and glitches are THAT much worse than iOS. I recently switched to an iPhone 7 Plus from a Galaxy A8 2016, and although it does feel more stable than Samsung's OS, I found my Galaxy phone to be quite stable and snappy for the time I used it. (2 years) Admittedly, the animations and transitions had frame drops much more often than in iOS, which annoyed me quite a bit. I think, due to Apple's high level of control over their ecosystem, iOS will always be king of software and OSes. But I'll stay away from iOS 13 until the kinks are worked out ;)

19. oldskool50 unregistered

Really? The frame drops are that serious? Who really just pays attention to that. All devices have some type of quirks. Whether Apple is better at software. The fact is they are not. Please name a software Apple makes that better than Windows? Or now even Android. Saying iOS is smooth in actuality means nothing. Stop it...lol

20. TS020

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 16, 2019

@ReticentHamster Just go to the developer options of your Galaxy A8 and turn off animations; it will be a bit snappier then.

18. oldskool50 unregistered

In all honesty, it doesnt matter if you ssudfwred9 from any if them or not. Doesnt mean their isnt problems. If the DOD I'd saying don't upgrade, then it could potentially he bugs used to hack devices being used by the military. I dont understand that mentality of, I don't have the problem, so thus it doesn't exist.

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